Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
MINISTER OFFERS TO RESIGN ON MGNREGA SCAM CHARGES
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."