MNF questions ‘missing’ funds during Cong rule
The Mizo National Front’s (MNF) vigilance cell on Saturday alleged that Rs 3.04 crore meant for construction of a tourist lodge was missing during the Congress rule and demanded a probe into it.
MNF vigilance committee secretary David R Lalsawmtluanga told reporters on Saturday that the erstwhile UPA government had sanctioned crores of rupees to the Mizoram government for various projects under the Product Infrastructure Development for Destination Circuit (PIDDC) Scheme.
However, when the NDA came to power in 2014, the remaining final installment amounting to more than Rs 40 crore was de-linked by the Centre, he said.
“While many states continued with their projects despite the remaining installment being discontinued, the Mizoram government headed by Lal Thanhawla failed to carry on the pending projects despite allocating over Rs 1,000 crore in its flagship program -- New Economic Development Programme (NEDP),” he said.