Friday, November 27, 2020
Home News Reports Madhya Pradesh: After Vande Mataram, Kamal Nath now stops pension of prisoners detained during...

Madhya Pradesh: After Vande Mataram, Kamal Nath now stops pension of prisoners detained during Emergency

Kamal Nath was inducted into Congress during the emergency and was allegedly a part of Sanjay Gandhi's inner circle.

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who has a controversial involvement in the draconian emergency has now sought to deny the pensions to those people who were detained during the Emergency under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules (DIR).

According to the reports, CM Kamal Nath is set to introduce a proposal that will change the existing scheme of providing pensions to detainees during the Emergency. Under the Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan Samman Nidhi Niyam, nearly 2,000 people jailed during the Emergency get a monthly pension of Rs 25,000.

Kamal Nath, who was inducted by Sanjay Gandhi during the emergency days had allegedly a part of his inner circle during the Emergency from 1975-77. The proposal to end the pensions to the detainees during the emergency is being seen as a political vendetta of the Congress party against those people who opposed the Congress during the emergency.

The new MP government has now issued a circular, dated December 29, 2018, ordering all divisional commissioners and district collectors that the process to distribute the honorarium needs to be changed to make it “accurate and transparent”. According to the order, separate guidelines will be sent for physical verification of all beneficiaries.

The circular reportedly cites CAG reports claiming that the previous BJP government had spent more money than the allocated budget. It further says the department concerned finds it difficult to explain the anomaly to the Public Accounts Committee. The circular further says that the existing legislation has to be presented before the floor of the assembly in order to address the issue of more expenditure than the budgetary allocation.

Kailash Soni, BJP Rajya Sabha MP said that more than 300 widows are present in the list of 2000-odd beneficiaries, who receive half of their husband’s pension. He further claimed that he has not come across any irregularities relating to the scheme as suggested by the CAG. He added that the scheme cannot be scrapped or tinkered with by administrative order.

“If any such illegality is committed we will challenge it in court, There are no fake beneficiaries. In fact, the number has come down from the initial 2400-odd to 2,000 which proves that the process is accurate,’’ he said. “Those who went to jail during the Emergency ensured that democracy was restored in the country and elections conducted. Kamal Nath himself is a beneficiary of that battle,’’ Soni added.

Shivraj Singh Chauhan during his tenure as the Chief Minister in 2008 had introduced the scheme and had equated the detainees under MISA and DIR with freedom fighters. The initial honorarium of Rs 6,000, to those who spent at least six months in jail. The scheme was amended several times. At present, anyone who had spent more than a month in jail during the Emergency was obtaining Rs 25,000 a month.

Kamal Nath also created a massive controversy after the Congress government in the state has cancelled a 13-year old tradition of singing Vande Mataram in Mantralaya on the first day of every month. CM Kamal Nath stated that the order to sing Vande Mataram has been put on hold and a new form of the order is being drafted.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein’, ‘Imran Khan dost’: Congress plays a dangerous game as ‘farmer’ protest turns into show of strength for Khalistanis

Farmer protest along Punjab-Haryana border have seen participation from Khalistanis, even as Congress lends support to them

‘Malafide intent’, ‘action to target her for statements’: Bombay HC slams BMC for demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s house, appoints valuer to ascertain damage

Bombay HC was hearing a writ petition filed by Kangana Ranaut challenging the demolition of her bungalow by the Mumbai civic body

Abetment to suicide charge not established in FIR: Massive victory for Arnab Goswami as SC delivers scathing statements

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee stated that the FIR by Maharashtra government does not establish the charges of abetment of suicide against Arnab Goswami.

Yogendra Yadav is not a farmer leader: Here is why urban Indians should reject this hollow emotional blackmail

The India Today banner reads “Gold standard of journalism" as they discuss the 'farmer protest' in Punjab, led by Rajdeep Sardesai

Uttar Pradesh ranks number one in providing jobs to migrant workers by generating 10 crore person-days under Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

Uttar Pradesh government has spent 9,329.57 Crores on the project and generated 10,58,17,358 Person-days for migrant workers

Minor gang-raped, forced conversion to Islam, threats, caste abuse: Details of 11 cases in which UP SIT, formed to probe Love Jihad, found criminality

To curb growing menace of Love Jihad, Kanpur police under guidance of the Yogi govt in Uttar Pradesh formed an SIT

Recently Popular

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

Remembering the role Barkha Dutt played in endangering the lives of 100s of civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

A look back at how live coverage by journalists like Barkha Dutt and other journalists endangered lives of thousands of people during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

During 26/11 Mumbai attack, Param Bir Singh refused to be on ground and take on terrorists, then Mumbai CP Hasan Gafoor had said

Hasan Gafoor, who was the Mumbai Commissioner of Police during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, had accused senior police officials, including Param Bir Singh of not taking on the terrorists.

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.
- Advertisement -

‘Azam Khan misused his power as state minister to obtain forged documents for his son’: Read why Allahabad HC rejected bail plea today

The HC observed that Azam Khan and his son enjoy 'pervasive influence' and if granted bail they will misuse their power to influence witnesses and tamper evidence.

Mehbooba Mufti cries foul, yet again, says she and her daughter have been ‘detained’ for the past two days, yet again: Details

Mehbooba Mufti further alleged that her daughter ILtija Mufti had also been placed under house arrest, for wishing to meet Waheed's family.

‘Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein’, ‘Imran Khan dost’: Congress plays a dangerous game as ‘farmer’ protest turns into show of strength for Khalistanis

Farmer protest along Punjab-Haryana border have seen participation from Khalistanis, even as Congress lends support to them

‘Malafide intent’, ‘action to target her for statements’: Bombay HC slams BMC for demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s house, appoints valuer to ascertain damage

Bombay HC was hearing a writ petition filed by Kangana Ranaut challenging the demolition of her bungalow by the Mumbai civic body

Delhi: Dozens of idols in a temple in Begumpur vandalised, locals heard someone shouting ‘beheaded, beheaded’

Several idols kept in the Shiv Shakti temple in Delhi's Begumpur area was beheaded by unknown miscreants on the night of November 24

US govt announces 5 million dollars reward for Pakistani terrorist Sajid Mir, involved in 2008 Mumbai attacks

Sajid Mir was the operations manager for the LeT during the Mumbai attack that killed over 170 people. He had played a crucial role in planning, preparation and execution of the terror attack.

Abetment to suicide charge not established in FIR: Massive victory for Arnab Goswami as SC delivers scathing statements

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee stated that the FIR by Maharashtra government does not establish the charges of abetment of suicide against Arnab Goswami.

‘Lashkar Zindabad’: Mangaluru sees graffiti threatening to take LeT and Taliban’s help to eliminate ‘Sanghis’ and ‘Manuvadis’

Mangaluru saw graffiti threatening to take Lashkar-e-Toiba and Taliban's help to eliminate 'Sanghis' and 'Manuvadis'.

The Wire’s faux analysis: How it went from ‘Modi can’t get crowds in his rally’ to ‘Bihar admires Modi’ in 48 hours flat

As NDA emerged victorious in Bihar, the left-liberals, who had hoped for a victory of RJD-Congress-Communist alliance were perturbed.

Kanpur Grooming Jihad: Woman trapped by ‘Sahil’ using fake Hindu identity, forced to eat beef and have sex with Maulvi

Kanpur woman was trapped by one Sahil, pretending to be Sachin Sharma. She has allegedly tortured by Sahil and his family to change her religion.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
489,432FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe