Chhattisgarh: Congress government rename 5 schemes, BJP remarks 'political vindictiveness'
(Sourced from PTI)
The newly-formed Congress government in Chhattisgarh has rechristened five schemes named after late Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya by the previous BJP-led dispensation. These schemes of the urban administration and development department have now been named after former prime ministers and Congress leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr. B R Ambedkar. Read the details here.
The opposition BJP, however, expressed unhappiness, saying the step indicated "political vindictiveness". The order to rename the schemes was issued yesterday night. As per the order, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Swavlamban Yojna has been renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Yojna while Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Sarvasamaj Manglik Bhavan Yojna will now be known as Dr. B R Ambedkar Sarvasamaj Manglik Bhavan Yojna.
Similarly, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya LED Path Prakash Yojna has been rechristened as Indira Priyadarshini LED Path Prakash Yojna, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Ajivika Kendra (livelihood center) Yojna is now Rajiv Gandhi Ajivika Kendra Yojna while Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Shuddh Peyjal (clean drinking water) Yojna has been named as Indira Priyadarshini Shudhh Peyjal Yojna. The BJP said that they will protest against the current government's move.
The former chief minister and senior BJP leader Raman Singh said that they would protest against the government's move during the ongoing session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly. "The state government deliberately rechristened schemes named after Pt. Deendayal Upadhyayaji on his death anniversary, which was observed on Monday (February 11). This reflects Congress' mentality," Singh, the 2nd Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, said in a statement.
Singh 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.