New Delhi: Gathered in the national capital to take lessons on good governance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Ministers on Tuesday praised one -another for the success of welfare scheme initiated by their governments, even as they held Central government responsible for irregularities in development works.

The conclave organized for CMs of BJP-ruled states concluded on Tuesday. During the meeting, the CMs discussed success of development works in their respective states.

Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank mentioned about various ongoing welfare schemes in the state including Atal Foodgrain scheme, Antyodaya Development March, Horticulture scheme and scheme for encouraging religious tourism.

Amidst directions on remaining vigilant over corrupt practices, Pokhriyal informed that state government has initiated inquiry against 22 class forest officials in past four months.

Accusing the Centre for its step-motherly treatment towards the state, he said, “In comparison to the facilities provided to other hilly states, Uttrakhand has not been accredited with such a status.”

Praising himself for retaining coordination between state government and party, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said he himself ensured talking to the party workers in the respective divisions directly. He also criticised UPA government fot 'compromising with interests of their state.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed the Loksewa Guarantee scheme which was appreciated by the other state CMs.

Similarly, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was lauded for his government’s effort in its fight against Naxalites. However, he maintained that without the support from the Centre, this fight is incomplete.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said decision making should always be two-way. He maintained that in his state any policy to be implemented is passed from top to bottom and back for feedback and opinions.

In the session, chaired by former party president Rajnath Singh and moderated by general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Ministers of the seven states where BJP is in power explained how they were keeping the party state units posted about their policies and programmes.

JPN/Bureau