CPM MP says his LAD fund siphoned away

Cooch Behar Rajya Sabha MP Tarini Roy has alleged that Rs 4-crore was siphoned out from his Local Area Development (LAD) fund towards 34 projects which he had never recommended assistance, days after similar charges were made by another Left Front MP.

The CPM MP told reporters that he had met District Magistrate Mohan Gandhi on January 28 and was given a list of projects purportedly recommended by the MP, though in reality 34 of these projects, estimated at Rs 4 crore, had been not vetted by him.

As Roy immediately submitted a written complaint to the DM and demanded inquiry into the matter, he was informed that an FIR had already been lodged against the dealing clerk and a probe ordered for a similar case days back, he claimed Tuesday evening.

A couple of days ago, Forward Bloc MP Nripendra Nath Roy had levelled charges about misappropriation of money from his MPLAD fund to the tune of Rs 2-crore. In the wake of the his complaint, the DM lodged an FIR against the concerned dealing clerk.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.