‘BJP will act as watchdog in State’
The Bharatiya Janata Party will act as a “watchdog” in Andhra Pradesh and ensure Central funds were properly utilised, BJP Rajya Sabha member and national spokesperson G.V.L.Narasimha Rao said on Monday.
Addressing the media here, Mr. Narasimha Rao said: “My party has not won any (Lok Sabha or Assembly) seat in A.P. the State, but this will not deter us from keeping a watch on the way the Central schemes are implemented in the State and involving actively in public service.”'
Misuse of funds
It had been found that the funds earmarked under various schemes, including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MG-NREGS) had been misappropriated in the State in the past, he said, adding: “we will not allow squandering away of Central funds. We will be fully engrossed in identify the problems of the people and work for their resolution .”
The BJP would give a push to proposed big ticket projects in the State, including the Ramayapatnam sea port and the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Prakasam district, he said and sought the cooperation of the State government in grounding them which had been put in cold storage during the previous TDP regime.