Ghulam Nabi Azad criticises State Govt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Nov 2018 11:12:11


Staff Reporter,

FORMER Union Minister and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad levelled allegations against the State Government accusing it of failing on various fronts, including law and order. He said BJP Government has ditched farmers and tribals.

Addressing the mediapersons at party office in the State capital, Azad said that maximum rape incidents have occurred in Madhya Pradesh. Citing National Family Health Survey report, he claimed that 32 per cent minor girls have got married in Madhya Pradesh.

As many as 48 lakh children are malnourished. Similarly, 71 per cent schools are deprived of electricity and computer education is available only in 15 per cent schools. He claimed that CAG report from 2010-2016 says that 42.81 lakh books were not distributed under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Moreover, Madhya Pradesh has highest child mortality rate. This could be gauged from the fact that 90,000 children fail to see their first birthday. He added that CAG report also says that there is shortage of 63,851 teachers in middle schools. Taking on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he told that CM goes among tribals, dances with them but it is shocking that the State Government issued order to evacuate more than 3 lakh tribal families from their homes.

Talking about Mandsaur incident, he stated that Modi Government has not given minimum support price to farmers as per recommendations of Swaminathan committee.  Adding to the problems of farmers, diesel cost has increased by 32 per cent. Fertiliser has become costlier by 30 per cent and pesticide rates have increased by 40 per cent. PM Crop Insurance Scheme has become beneficial to companies than farmers.

What is a matter of concern is this that agriculture export is declining. He also alleged that there was a scam of Rs 1100
crore in the name of onion purchasing.