Saturday, 17 September 2011

MP government funded LK Advani visit: Shehla's letter

From : IBN News
Bhopal: Slain social activist Shehla Masood had complained to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Vigilance Commissioner against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and top state government officials accusing them of misusing state funds.
A letter written by Shehla and dated August 1, 2011, just two weeks before she was killed in Bhopal, was recovered from her personal documents by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the case.
CNN-IBN has accessed the letter in which Shehla complained against alleged large scale misutilisation of state funds by the state hospitality department in connivance with higher officers and politicians of the state.
Shehla's complaint letter quotes RTI documents that state funds were used to entertain personal guests of state officials. The letter also states Rs 5 lakh was spent by the Madhya Pradesh government for a personal visit of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani to Panchmarhi.
The state plane was reportedly used for the to and fro journey of Advani from New Delhi to Bhopal and the state helicopter was provided for the journey from Bhopal to Panchmarhi and back.
Shehla's letter to CVC says Chauhan hosted lunches for VIPs and the Lokayukta using state funds
Several High Court judges were also hosted by the Madhya Pradesh government on their private visits.
Among those who were hosted on their private visits were also several High Court judges.

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