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Cong accuses Irani of fraud, bungling in MPLAD funds; demands her sacking

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday accused of "fraud and bungling" in MPLADs funds in while citing a CAG report and demanded her immediate sacking from the government and lodging of a case against her.

Addressing a press conference here, leaders Randeep Surjewala and Shaktisinh Gohil claimed the CAG has said that she has made payment of Rs 5.93 crore from MPLAD funds without tender including fraudulent payment of Rs 84.53 lakh.

No immediate comment was available from Irani or her office on the charges.

"There is major bungling, fraud and misuse of public funds allocated under MPLAD scheme to and she stands exposed by the CAG Report number 4 of 2018," Surjewala alleged.

"Time has come to sack and lodge an FIR against her for proper investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and different provisions of Indian Penal Code," he demanded.

Gohil claimed even the of district had written a letter on June 20, 2017 to the Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department, pointing out the irregularities and the fraud being committed under the grants received under MPLAD.

"Will PM Modi show the courage of conviction to Smriti Irani immediately," Surjewala and Gohil asked.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:21 IST