What is this BJP MLA doing with an NREGA account?

Although Chief Minister Narendra Modi claims that there is no corruption in Gujarat, a RTI activist has brought out facts to the contrary.

"The MLA from Dangs-Vansada in the state's Dangs district Vijaybhai Rameshbhai Patel has an NREGA account. It is surprising why he even possesses one," said RTI activist Bapu Mahala in a IBN7 report.

MLA from Dangs-Vansada constituency Vijaybhai Rameshbhai Patel. Image courtesy IBN7

Mahala alleged that the MLA is using the account to siphon off funds that comes under the scheme.

While approached by IBN7, Patel denied knowledge of any such account.

"I am not aware of any such account. If there is any wrongdoing I am ready to face any enquiry," the MLA said.

However, the Congress is not allowing the opportunity it got on a platter to corner the BJP to go away easily.

"People have made fake documents to get a job gurantee card and pocket as much as money as possible," said Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, president, Arjun Modhwadia.

There are allegations that people who were dead long back also have cards allotted against their names.

"I have read about these things," said one Savita Pawar.

Updated Date: Nov 28, 2012 12:38 PM

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