Jaipur: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Dr CP Joshi has not spent even a penny from Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) funds for his parliamentary constituency Bhilwada.

Minister since last two years, Joshi is yet to spend from funds allotted to him for public welfare.

Albeit, Joshi has got several development projects completed in Bhilwada through the various government departments of the state. The ministers in government too have been quick to approve development projects for Joshi’s constituency.

Around five months backs, Joshi had announced a slew of projects from his MPLAD funds and had instructed officials for completion of works within six months. But, the district administration has not yet received any written notification in this regard. Due to which, no approval has been made for the projects.

Joshi had announced a building for Sanskrit School in Maandal Tehsil which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. Rs 1 lakh were also announced for computers in the school. He had also declared construction of a community hall at Jabarkia village at the tune of Rs 5 lakh.

In a meeting of Monitoring and Vigilance Committee, he had also announced sanctioning of Rs 10 lakh each for community halls in selected 33 Gram Panchayats under National Livelihood Mission.

He had ordered the completion of works in all Panchayats within six months, but projects could not be started as there was no approval in this regard.

“I have announced projects from MP quota and process is on to send the draft to the administration,” said Joshi.

Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma, Narendra Budania, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Prabha Thakur are yet to make use of their funds for public welfare.

JPN/Bureau