IMPHAL, FEB 21: Opposition MLA K Ranjit has demanded clarification from MP Dr RK Ranjan regarding his statement made during the Meet our MP programme held at Ningthoukhong yesterday.
Raising the issue during the Zero hour of the House, the MLA cited a news report published by a local daily which stated only Rs 5 crore is supplied for MP Development Fund and it is a very difficult task to manage this low amount for bringing development to 32 Kendras. The same amount (Rs 5 crore) is provided for the Local MLA Development Fund and as such, the MLAs will find it easier to manage the resources for developing their respective Kendra.
It is very unfortunate that an MP has no knowledge about the local area development fund provided to the MLAs. I want the MP to think before he speaks. Earlier, the local area development provided to a local MLA was only Rs one crore a year. The amount was increased to Rs two crores after coming of the new government. The statement of the MP will mislead the people. As such, the MP should clarify. Else, he will face legal suit, the MLA cautioned.