Opposition BJP create din over PMAY-G issue at the house today
Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant adjourned House till 11 am on Wednesday as Opposition did not allow the House to run smoothly.
Speaker Dr Mahant suspended BJP MLAs for entering into the Well of the House.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tables the second supplementary Budget in the House which will be discussed on Wednesday.
Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant suspended all the BJP MLAs present in the House after they entered the Well of the House in protest against the reply of the ruling party over Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on Tuesday.
The main opposition BJP created a din in the House over PMAY-G during question hour of the House as Kurud MLA Ajay Chandrakarasked question over the financial and physical status of houses for the poor under PMAY-G. In reply, Panchayat and Rural Development Department Minister T S Singhdeo informed the House that the Central government had set a target of allocating houses to 7,81,999 beneficiaries in the state for the financial year 2021-22.
But the Centre has withdrawn the target.
Under the scheme, the target of 1,51,073 houses was allotted for financial year 2019-20, of which, 69,097 had been completed while 81,976 were incomplete.
Similarly, for 2020-21 fiscal, 1.57,815 houses were sanctioned and of them all are incomplete, the Panchayat and Rural Development Department Minister said.
As on October 30 this year, for financial year 2019-20, the state’s share of Rs 762.81 croreand Centre’s share of Rs 1,144.21 crore were required for the scheme. While the state’s share has not been received, Rs 843.81 crore from the Centre’s share was received, he added.
Likewise, for financial year 2020-21, the state’s share of Rs Rs 800 crore and Centre’s share of Rs 1200 crore were required for the scheme but amount from both the funds have not been received, Singhdeo said. Singhdeo said the state had sought time from the Centre to release its contribution, but it was not entertained and the allotment was withdrawn.
However, the BJP MLAs were not satisfied with the the reply of Minister Singhdeo. They created chaos in the House.
MLA Chandrakar said that the State government is making new announcements every now and then but it does not have money to build houses for the poor.
Singhdeo replied that had the Central government released Rs 20,000 crore pending amount to the Chhattisgarh, such a situation would not have created. The previous BJP government has set a trend to arrange state share for the PMAY-G by taking loan. Taking loan also has its limits and it cannot be crossed. If the Central government doesn’t give the pending amount to the state, how will the state run carry out development works smoothly.
The Central government is not fulfilling the financial demands of the Chhattisgarh government, Singhdeo said in the House.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister RavindraChoubey and Food Minister Amarjeet Bhagatblamed the Central government for it.
Ministers Choubey, Bhagat, Kondagaon MLA Mohan Markam and other MLAs from the ruling Congress countered the BJP alleging Central government of discriminating with Chhattisgarh.
As many as 45 minutes of the Question Hour of the House were consumed on PMAY-G issue. The BJP MLAs raised slogans accusing the Congress government of snatching the roof of the poor. Chandrakar asked whether the state government would return all its schemes if the funds were not received from the central government. Chandrakar said that this is happening for the first time across the country. The ruling Congress MLAs said that the BJP MLAs should ask this question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Keshav Prasad Chandra said that the houses of the poor are not being constructed.
As the BJP MLAs entered into the Well of the House, Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant declared Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dharamlal Kaushik, BJP MLAs Dr Raman Singh, Ajay Chandrakar, Brijmohan Agrawal, Punnulal Mohile, SaurabhSingh, Narayan Chandel and other BJP MLAs suspended. The Speaker adjourned the proceedings of the House for ten minutes.
As the House resumed at 12 noon, the Opposition members again created ruckus. Amidst chaos, Chief Minsiter Bhupesh Baghelpresented the second Supplementary Budget of Rs 21,08,62,84,389. The Speaker then adjourned the House till 11 am on Wednesday and decided to hold discussion on the budget.