In 2008, the UPA government announced a Rs 7400 crore special package to Bundelkhand, which was then reeling under severe drought. Out of this, Rs 3860 crore was allotted for six districts in Madhya Pradesh, which was to be used for infrastructure development. The Shivraj Singh government has already spent Rs 2100 crore from this, however there are no results. The grounds remain the same with no new infrastructural development.
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Chhattisgarh government failed to spend around Rs 20,000 cr out of the total budgetary provisions of Rs 80,200 cr during 2016-17. The CAG observed how the government hiked the budget without following any budgetary prudence, amounting to a misuse of public money.
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Despite the ban imposed on bajri mining by the Supreme Court, it is easily available in the market, thanks to the corruption-friendly Raje govt. Price of bajri has gone up five times, and an illegal market has taken shape. The BJP govt has been deliberately avoiding the possibility of a policy for bajri mining, thus helping corruption thrive.
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An unusual but significant increase was seen in the number of health insurance claims under the Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana. Reports from the grounds later showed how most of the claims made were fraudulent. Insurance was claimed for unnecessary services, and at times for services which were never provided. Patients were admitted without biometric authentication, which helped in easily making such fraudulent claims. The govt refused to break its silence on the unfolding scam. An unholy nexus between the govt and hospitals thrives in Rajasthan under the BJP govt.
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The BJP leadership in Gujarat was involved in converting illicit money to cryptocurrency by so-called ‘hawala’ transactions. The Gujarat CID has estimated the scam to be worth Rs. 5000 Cr. The figure quoted by local newspapers is a much higher amount of Rs 88,000 Cr. BJP leader Nalin Kotadiya went absconding.
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Rs 5,50,10,538 was misspent by the Goa government as a year’s rent for office premises at Patto Plaza. The rented premises belonged to Nilesh Amonkar, a Goa-based computer dealer, who was a close associate of Manohar Parrikar. The office was left unused for over a year during this period. The amount paid by the government was much higher than the then existing rates, and it is to be noted that this was a time when the real estate market was crashing badly.
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