Informing the people that the Congress (I)-led UPA government at the Center had approved a Rs. 8000 crore worth relief package for drought hit Bundelkhand, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has flayed Mayawati and her BSP Government for utterly failing to utilize these funds properly for welfare schemes for the people of the region. Her government managed to utilize less than 10% of the funds provided by the Congress-led UPA Government at the Center, said Rahul Gandhi while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. UP government submitted a utilization certificate for only Rs 71.92 crore against the fund release of Rs 800.97 crore, said the Congress leader. Rahul Gandhi pointed out that there was poor monitoring and rampant corruption in implementation of the package. Minister of state in rural development and Jhansi MP of Congress, Pradeep Jain, said, "Bundelkhand is not the focus of the state government. The funds are being released from Congress-led Central Government and the state could utilize only 8%-9%." Guaranteed employment under MNREGA is not being given to the poor. BPL cards have not been issued to many poor and those who have got such cards have not got job cards to enable to seek employment under MNREGA scheme. Because of rampant corruption the funds earmarked for capacity building are being used for buying toys, calendars, laptops and for paying telephone bills and photocopies, said the Congress (I) leader.
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