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SP demands Govt to stop ISI infilteration in army

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today expressed concern over the reported infiltration of ISI in Indian Army and demanded that the defence minister make a statement in Parliament clarifying the steps being taken to prevent it.

Raising the issue through a Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha, SP General Secretary Amar Singh pointed out news reports about an army Havildar who was found to be visiting Nepal and passing sensitive information to ISI agents. He said that similar such incidents have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir also recently pointing out that it indicated the weakness of the army intelligence machinery.

He asked the Defence Minister to give a detailed statement on such incidents and the step taken to prevent them in future.

Mr Santosh Bagrodia of the Congress expressed concern over the inefficient mechanism for distribution of relief and demanded that the government frame specific guidelines for this. Pointing out the recent incidents of less than Rs 100 being paid as relief in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Bagrodia said that due to corruption and mismanagement even the normal procedure was not being followed which indicates the incapability and inefficiency of the government responsible for relief distrbution.

Citing administrative bottlenecks, inordinate delays, poor target identification and obsolete guidelines responsible for the inefficient relief distribution, he urged that the guidelines be revised by the government.

Mr Jai Prakash Aggarwal of the Congress said lack of mobile telephone facilities in Meghalaya was forcing people of the state to use Bangadeshi mobiles illegally and pay more money for talking to their dear ones in the state due to international call charges.

He urged the government to provide proper telecommunication facilities in the border state.

Mr Motilal Vora of the Congress demanded an investigation into the alleged cheating of tribal farmers in Chhattisgarh by herbal drugs traders and brokers. These traders and brokers allegedly duped the farmers by taking the money raised by mortagaging their land and provided them substandard seed due to which herbs could not be produced causing huge loss to them.

Ms Supriya Sule of the Nationalis Congress Party in her maiden speech urged the Rural Development Ministry to hold more Saras Fairs in Maharashtra as it would benefit the people of the state.

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