IMPHAL, December 30: BJP Manipur general secretary Laimayum Basanta Sharma claimed today that the concerned authorities of the Thoubal Municipal Council has failed to reply to an RTI application seeking details of a total of Rs 7 crore sanctioned by the Centre for construction of low cost sanitary latrines.
Speaking to media persons at the BJP Manipur office, he claimed that Rs 7,12,14,000 was sanctioned to the Thoubal Municipal Council for the construction of low cost latrines for the poor beneficiaries.
He said it is suspected that the funds have been misused after providing around 200 low quality bricks and some Rs 4000 to the beneficiaries.
At the same time it is also learnt that the councillor has claimed that the scheme has been carried out, he said.
He also claimed that funds have been withdrawn using counterfeit signatures of the Executive Officer Thoubal Municipal Council.
He said in regards to the issue, some activists had applied an RTI seeking a detailed report of the total number of beneficiaries of the scheme under the municipal council, the total amount sanctioned to beneficiaries and the total number of low cost sanitary latrines constructed so far.
He further claimed that there has been no reply from the authorities to the application.
Basanta said the BJP RTI cell convenor Mongjam Poireihenba will filed a similar RTI application in this regard tomorrow.
The BJP will seek a detailed report on the issue and a housing scheme, he said.