IMPHAL August 19: Allegations have been charged against Heirok MLA M Okendro for misappropriating public funds.
A press release by Moirangthem Totomsana (Nongshaba), president of Drubatara Youth Club states that through Right to Information Act, the list of works taken up by the MLA through his local area development fund is known. It is alleged that the funds withdrawn is not proportionate to the work carried out and some funds have been withdrawn without executing the work.
Mentioning an instance, it alleged that funds have been sanctioned under the PMGSY scheme to repair the Wangjing Ningel road. Sign boards have been erected in the regard also. But, along the road stretch, road work of Heirok to Salungpham and Salungpham to Nongpok Sekmai has not been carried out whereas the MLA has withdrawn Rs 20 lacs for the work.
It said that the MLA should also be booked under the law for the misappropriation of public funds.