Alleging that the State authorities has diverted ₹1,309 crore devolved by the fifteenth and 14th Finance Commissions (₹965 crore and ₹344 crore respectively) to gram panchayats (GPs), BJP nationwide government committee member Kanna Lakshminarayana demanded that the cash needs to be given again as a way to uphold the spirit of the 73rd Constitutional modification.
In a letter to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday, Mr. Lakshminarayana stated the diversion of the above funds was not solely an unconstitutional act of the federal government however it was additionally disrespectful to Mahatma Gandhi’s sacred mission of ‘Gram Swarajya’.
He acknowledged that the 73rd Constitutional modification envisaged numerous measures for the holistic improvement of villages however the funds as a consequence of them have been being stripped off and used for different functions in a brazen method.
The villages have been thereby incapacitated in assembly their primary wants i.e. sanitation, ingesting water provide, road lighting, naked upkeep and many others., he stated.
The Chief Minister ought to, due to this fact, launch all of the funds taken away by the federal government, to the GPs, Mr. Lakshminarayana stated.