BJP hits out at Soren’s government for plundering public resources amid ED raids

Hemant Soren-led government in Jharkhand specializes in theft and will make the state hollow by plundering public resources, BJP said on Saturday after ED raids in PMLA funds fraud case MGNREGA.

On Friday, the Law Enforcement Directorate raided several premises, including that of Jharkhand Mines Secretary Pooja Singhal and her family, in connection with a money laundering investigation related to the alleged embezzlement of over Rs 18 crore of MGNREGA funds in Khunti district of the state in 2008-2011. .

The manner in which public resources are plundered for the benefit of the population of the department headed by the Chief Minister is shocking. Silence is no answer in this mega scam which is worth more than Rs 150 crore according to media reports, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli has said.

Echoing similar sentiments, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, who spearheaded the attack on the JMM-Congress alliance government in the state, said: Theft is the specialty JMM-Congress Government of Jharkhand. It is very important to ensure strict vigilance otherwise this government will hollow out Jharkhand from within.

Demanding that the state government clarify the corruption allegations against him, Kohli said the raid on an officer at the head of the mines department led to the seizure of huge sums of cash.

The state government has to answer where that money comes from and it has to be accounted for.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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