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Fund embezzlement slur on Min Okendro

IMPHAL, May 13: Alleging MLA of Heirok constituency Moirangthem Okendro who is also the Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister of depriving fund under Line Department, MGNREGS as for three Gram Panchayats of the constituency; three Up-Pradhans and 23 Ward Members of Heirok Part I, II and III Gram Panchayats have vowed to not take part in activities to be taken up by the Minister.

According to a joint statement issued by the Up-Pradhans and Ward Members, MLA Okendro after taking the charge of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister misappropriated 25 percent of the fund for Line Department of MGNREGS supposingly to be handled by the three Gram Panchayats without informing to the GP.

Such act amounts to deprivation of rights of Panchayat and undermining Up-Pradhans and Ward Members, it said.

The statement also mentioned that the three Up-Pradhans and Ward Members of the three Gram Panchayats will soon announce as to which party and whom they will be supporting.



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