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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Minority Cong ZP board gets annual budget passed unanimously

Malda, 26 February, 2015: On the day the Union rail budget was tabled in the parliament, the minority Congress board in Malda Zilla Parishad (MZP) managed to get its annual budget without any hassle. Additional executive officer (AEO) of MZP Amalkanti Ray informed that with an increase of 10 percent compared to the previous year this year’s budget of Rs 319.47 crore was approved today.

It may be mentioned that out of 38 members in MZP the ruling Congress has only 16 members and Left Front also has the same number of member. Trinamul Congress has six members. Though Congress managed to get the support of two LF members while forming the board, the magic figure (20 members) could not be attained by the Congress run board.

Congress had to toil get the MZP budget passed in last financial year as the opposition parties raised several objections.

AEO Mr Ray said, “The budget of Rs 319,47,75,000 was unanimously passed this year. Indira Abas Yojana and Sachh Bharat Yojana have been emphasized in this year’s budget. Rs 7 cr received under Sachh Bharat Yojana has been completely utilized. Out of a target of 5, 08,660 toilets, 45,000 toilets have already been constructed.” 

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