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Uma's home district neglected in budget: Cong MLA

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, Feb 22 (UNI) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti's home district Tikamgarh has been neglected in the 2006-07 budget, Congress MLA Brajendra Singh Rathore alleged today.

Participating in the general discussion on Budget in the state Assembly, Mr Rathore said Tikamgarh has been neglected due to political reasons.

Alleging that law and order situation had deteriorated and development halted in the district, Mr Rathore said some people related to the BJP had looted Rs 19 lakh in Tikamgarh two days ago but the culprits had not been nabbed.

He said sale of fake manure to farmers was taking place.

BJP's Sudha Jain said development work has been undertaken by the present government in the Bundelkhand region.

With the announcement of the Sagar Medical College, a budgetary provision of Rs 5 crore has been made. Development work on roads has started in the region.

Ms Jain said oil refinery was being set up in Bina at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore with the cooperation of the state government.

The budget had allocated more amount than earlier for education, health, road, power and other regions.

SP's Sunilam said the budget did not offer something for helping farmers or for dealing with unemployment.

BJP's Dhyanendra Singh said the state government had improved the condition of state to quite an extent in the past two years.


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