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Chhattisgarh's Congress government changes names of seven schemes

IANS  |  Raipur 

The Congress, which returned to power in by ousting the (BJP) which ruled the state for three consecutive terms, has renamed seven schemes.

While the BJP has called the move undemocratic, the says it has corrected the BJP's mistakes.

In an order issued on Monday, the Department changed the names of five schemes.

The Deendayal Upadhyay Swavalamban Yojana and the Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya Ajivika Kendra Yojana will now be named after former Rajiv Gandhi, and the Deendayal Upadhyay Sarvasamaj Manglik Bhavan Yojana after father of the Indian Constitution B.R. Ambedkar.

The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay LED Path Prakash Yojana will be known as the Indira Priyadarshini LED Path Prakash Yojana after former and the Deendayal Upadhyay Shuddh Peyjal Yojana likewise.

The on Tuesday renamed the Rajmata Vijayaraje Kanya Vivah Yojana to Minamata Kanya Vivah Yojana and the Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna to Sahayata Yojana.

The BJP questioned the Bhupesh Baghel government's decisions.

"The decision of the is completely undemocratic. The names of schemes named after Pandit Upadhyay were changed on This is against political values," of Opposition in Assembly Dharam Lal Kaushik told IANS.

Contending that schemes named after great personalities should not be changed, he said that such changes were a "reflection of polluted political mindset".

"If the wants to name schemes on great personalities, it should start new schemes. Changing the names of schemes in which the Congress had no contribution is wrong," he added.

Justifying the move, told IANS that the renamed schemes were originally named after late former Prime Ministers and When the BJP came to power, it had changed the names of these schemes after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

He said that the schemes should be named after those people who have contributed to the country and the state, and Upadhyay did not contribute to

Dehriya also said it was the BJP that started changing names and the Congress is only correcting its mistakes of the BJP. He also said that it is the right of the government in power to rename schemes.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 18:10 IST