Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

MIN­IS­TER OF­FERS TO RE­SIGN ON MGNREGA SCAM CHARGES

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JAMMU: Ac­cused of corruption, Jammu and Kash­mir ru­ral devel­op­ment min­is­ter Ab­dul Haq Khan on Tues­day of­fered to re­sign from his post if the ac­cu­sa­tions were proved against him.

Congress MLA from Bani­hal Vikar Ra­sool had lev­elled se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions of corruption against Khan vis-à-vis im­ple­men­ta­tion of MGNREGA.

Soon af­ter Ra­sool lev­elled the al­le­ga­tions in Jammu and Kash­mir leg­isla­tive as­sem­bly here on Tues­day morn­ing, Khan rose from his seat and said, “I will leave the min­istry if the al­le­ga­tions of corruption are proved."

Ra­sool, how­ever, al­leged that the there were al­leged mal­prac­tices in the MGNREGA scheme in his con­stituency.

Dis­sat­is­fied over min­is­ter’s replies, Ra­sool later staged a walk­out from the House. Later, talk­ing to re­porters out­side the as­sem­bly, he said, “I am se­ri­ous about my state­ment."

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