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Chhattisgarh govt renames 5 schemes, BJP irked

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

The newly-formed government in has rechristened five schemes named after late Jan Pandit by the previous BJP-led dispensation.

These schemes of the urban administration and development department have now been named after former prime ministers and and of the Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar.

The opposition BJP, however, expressed unhappiness, saying the step indicated "political vindictiveness".

The order to rename the schemes was issued on Monday night, a senior government here told

As per the order, Pt Swavlamban Yojna has been renamed as Swavlamban Yojna while Pt Sarvasamaj Manglik Bhavan Yojna will now be known as Dr B R Ambedkar Sarvasamaj Manglik Bhavan Yojna, the said.

Similarly, Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya LED Path Prakash Yojna has been rechristened as LED Path Prakash Yojna, Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Ajivika Kendra (livelihood centre) Yojna is now Ajivika Kendra Yojna while Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Shuddh Peyjal (clean drinking water) Yojna has been named as Shudhh Peyjal Yojna, he added.

Former Raman Singh said they would protest against the government's move during the ongoing session of the Assembly.

"The deliberately rechristened schemes named after on his death anniversary, which was observed on Monday (February 11). This reflects Congress' mentality," Singh said in a statement.

He sought to know what the incumbent government had done to make these schemes better.

"Without making any new provisions, they have just renamed the schemes which clearly indicates that it's a new episode of 'Badlapur' (vindictive politics)," he alleged.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 10:10 IST