Rashad Hussain: US serious in developing relations with Muslim world: US President Barack Obama's initiative for engaging the ..... Read Full
AMU vs Nalanda University: Nitish Kumar shows different approach: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attended the meeting of Nalanda Mentor ..... Read Full
Manmohan Singh releases commemorative stamp on Muslim League leader: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday released a .... Read Full
Amid continued tension in the Valley, Omar meets PM, CSS members: Amid continued tension in the Kashmir Valley, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today .... Read Full
Obama envoy Rashad to visit India to engage with Muslims: Rashad Hussain, son of an Indian migrant couple from Bihar who is US Special Envoy to the Organization .... Read Full
Raj Thackeray blames ''migrants'' for outbreak of malaria in Mumbai!: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday blamed "migrants" for malaria ..... Read Full
'Love Commandos' reach out to stop honour killings: In the face of a spurt in the number of reported honour killings in the country, couples marrying ...... Read Full
British city council bans mini skirts at work: It is not an Indian college or a Muslim organisation alone that has a dress code for their students ..... Read Full
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 08:23:50 AM, Agencies
Uproar in Parliament over alleged diversion of SC/ST funds for CWG: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during the Question Hour after opposition parties led by BSP disrupted proceedings over alleged ..... Read Full
New Delhi: Dismissing allegations levelled by her UP counterpart Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said no money has been diverted from SC/ST schemes for projects related to Commonwealth Games.
"There has not been any diversion of funds from SC/ST Welfare Schemes," Dikshit said when asked about Mayawati's allegation that Rs 750 crore of special component plan for SC/STs have been to diverted to Commonwealth Games projects.
The allegations rocked the Rajya Sabha leading to its adjournment this morning when BSP MPs disrupted proceedings.
Terming the alleged diversion as "unjust", Mayawati said yesterday, "utilising money meant for uplift of SC/ST sections of the society for Commonwealth Games is not justified in any manner and the fund should be utilised for the purpose it was allocated."
She claimed that the decision was a clear indicator that Delhi government was not concerned about the welfare of dalits.
Delhi Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan, who holds the portfolio of PWD and SC/ST Welfare, said, "Not a single percentage" of funds have been diverted for Games related projects.
"All the funds allocated are being spent on the welfare of SC/ST," Chouhan said.
In Rajya Sabha, BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra said he has given a notice for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the issue. He was supported by Left parties and members of BJP who too wanted a discussion.
Comment on this article
Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.