AP Govt Funds Misuse: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Andhra Pradesh state unit president Somu Veerraju alleged that both the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government and its predecessor Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government have misused the funds meant to be spent on the Swachh Bharat program.
Participating in a Swachh Bharat program on the banks of the river Krishna here on Monday, Veerraju said that the Centre was giving Rs 1,000 crore to AP every year under the program. The funds were supposedly meant for cities and towns to be spruced up into clean, beautiful places but the objective of Swachh Bharat was defeated due to the diversion of funds.
Veerraju said while the Union government was providing Rs 32,000 crore for the construction of houses for the weaker sections, the state government was imposing a tax on houses being built instead of creating the basic infrastructure. The state should explain for the misuse of funds, he demanded.
Recently in a statement released by BJP state chief, he found fault with the government for going back on its promise on the Amma Vodi scheme and questioned the revised guidelines.
Amma Vodi benefit was not given last year and it is scheduled to be given in June. After reorganisation of districts, a new criterion of consumption of not more than 300 units of power per month was included for eligibility. How could Aadhaar card have the new district name to get the benefit and if such a norm was enforced, 60% of beneficiaries would be left out, he said.