BSP sees govt ‘conspiracy’ to thwart panchayat independence
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The BSP on Friday urged Governor B L Joshi to take appropriate steps to "save" the sovereignty of Panchayati Raj institutions in the state, alleging that the SP government was diverting funds meant for the panchayats to Lohia Gram Scheme.
BSP general secretary and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Swami Prasad Maurya said the government had issued a letter to Additional Chief Executive Officers of all district panchayats in July directing them to link all the habitats and villages with the connecting roads so that later these roads could be showcased as an outcome of Lohia Gram Scheme.
Panchayat bodies are elected bodies that prepare their own development plan and execute it, but the state government is stepping over their rights, Maurya added.
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