UP CM alleges corruption in KALIA scheme


Bhubaneswar: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday alleged corruption in Odisha government’s KALIA scheme.

Yogi said the KALIA yojana of the Odisha Government has no stability and is already into corruption from beginning.

Addressing a rally at Bhawanipatna, the UP Chief Minister informed that the PM-Kisan yojana promises an assured income of Rs 6000 annually for farmers.

Yogi was addressing the BJP booth level workers of five Lok Sabha constituencies- Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Balangir and Nabarangpur.

The first installment of Rs 2,000 will be directly transferred to the accounts of the beneficiaries on February 24, he added.

“This scheme is a permanent one with earmarked funding in place. The Odisha government’s scheme is not a permanent one and it is riddled with corruption from the day of its launch,” he alleged.

Adityanath claimed that his government in UP during its two-and-half-year rule constructed 20 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana while the Odisha government has constructed only 17 homes in its 17 year of rule.

Hailing Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Yogi said only 12 crore LPG connections were made available in the country from 1947 to 2014 but when Dharmendra Pradhan became minister, LPG connections of equal amount (12 crore) were provided to people in only four years from 2014 to 2018.

Out of those, 6.5 crore LPG connections were given free of cost under the Ujjwala Yojana, he added.