Public Stage Protest Against Road Construction Corruption In Kokrajhar

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KOKRAJHAR, AUG 2 : At a time when UPPL led alliance government in Bodoland Territorial Council has been stepping to create corruption free environment, a section of government officials and Bhotgaon VCDC chairman are reportedly indulging massive corruption and anomalies while executing development schemes in Kokrajhar district.

Hundreds of citizens and PMAY-Gramin beneficiaries from greater Bhotgaon area have staged a protest demonstration today at Bhotgaon Bodeaguri under Bhotgaon VCDC in protest against the Bhotgaon VCDC chairman Jabbar Ali and GRS of Kokrajhar block development Jayanti Barman who have indulged massive corruption and anomalies on development schemes which are meant for public.

Citizens have told that an amounting of Rs. 8.55 lakh was sanctioned from Kokrajhar development block under MGNREGA for 2019-20 financial year to construct Bhotgaon-Bodeaguri Road and accordingly villagers constructed the road from their monetary fund few five months ago, but till date the concern authorities didn’t release the said sanctioned amount even repeatedly request for fund release.

The GRS has been denying to release the amounts due to non payment of her commission urge amounts. Thr GRS has been demanding Rs.1000 per job card from every job card holders and 50 job card holders are seeing under her official accounts against the sanctioned amounts.

Beneficiaries of Pradhan and Awas Yojona-Gramin (PMAY-G) have also alleged that the Bhotgaon VCDC chairman Jabbar Ali has been asking for Rs. 10000-15000 per house while allotting PMAY-Gramin in the area. The chairman has been indulging massive corruption and anomalies in the name of housing allotment among the BPL families since few months.

The genuine BPL families are not getting government PMAY-Gramin houses due to corruption attitudes of my chairman under Bhotgaon VCDC.

Citizens and beneficiaries have demanded removal of VCDC chairman and engaged government GRS and site engineers who are looking after the road construction site Bhotgaon area.

They also demanded that the corruption and anomalies environment must be stopped at any costs to have a correction free environment in BTC districts