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MP Govt committed to curb black marketing: Bhargava

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, Mar 23: The Madhya Pradesh Government is adopting stringent measures to control black marketing of kerosene and foodgrains, Cooperative Minister Gopal Bhargava told the Assembly today.

After Dr I M P Verma (BSP) raised the matter of black marketing of foodgrains and kerosene in Rewa during Question Hour, Mr Bhargava said the government was facing difficulties to control black marketing due to shortage of staff.

However, steps were being taken in this direction and the government had met success to quite an extent.

Strict action will be taken against government officials found guilty of black marketing.

Regarding Mr Verma's demand, he said the complaints of black marketing at Malauganj in Rewa would be investigated by an officer from Bhopal.

When the matter of promotion in cooperative bank in Sagar against rules was raised during the Question Hour, Mr Bhargava said the Board of Directors had been issued a notice in this regard.

He said the Board of Directors could be dissolved if their reply was not found to be satisfactory.

The Minister said the role of Deputy Registrar (Cooperative Societies) B K Pandey will be investigated. The Deputy Registrar could be suspended if found guilty.

Minister of State for Home Nagendra Singh assured that the government will take adequate steps to get the bail plea of four notorious criminals Rajesh, Devendra, Shivendra and Gopal of Balaghat.

When the matter was raised by CPI(M) member Ramlakhan Sharma, the Minister admitted that the accused were notorious criminals and had serious cases registered against them.

During the Question Hour, Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi admitted that two government officials had been promoted against rules in two separate cases. Hence, both of them will be demoted as per rules.


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