Congress demands 'white paper' on investor summits in Madhya Pradesh

MP summit: Cong demands 'white paper'
Indore, Oct 6: The Congress in Madhya Pradesh today demanded a 'white paper' on the outcome of Global Investors Summits (GISs) organised in the state till now as the BJP government gets ready to hold the next edition of the biennial conference here this week.

Maintaining that huge tracts of land had been acquired by the government in the name of setting up industries, main Opposition said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan must tell the people how the state has benefited from these summits.

"In the last 11 years, BJP government has organised seven GISs. The Congress demands that the Chief Minister issue a white paper on their outcome, especially benefits which have accrued to the state, before the eighth summit begins," state Congress President Arun Yadav told reporters.

The latest edition of the three-day conclave is commencing from October 8. Ahead of the summit, large tracts of fertile land had been acquired by the state government for the benefit of industrialists, he alleged. So far 70,000 hectares of land had been allotted to the industrialists and the Chouhan government is getting ready to allocate 20,000 hectares more to them, he claimed.

In the past, the BJP government trumpeted about signing MOUs worth crores of rupees with corporates, but these projects are hardly visible on ground, the MPCC chief said.

Yadav said sick units in the state were in possession of 27,000 acres of land and demanded that the government take back this land from them. Referring to the Madhya Pradesh government's financial condition, he claimed it has already taken an overdraft of Rs 4,400 crore and is seeking Rs 20,000 crore as debt from the Reserve Bank.


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