The woes of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh appear to be mounting by the day. After former Congress MP Annu Tandon give up the party and a district party chief was accused of sexual harassment by two girls, it’s now a party insurgent MLA who has fired a salvo on the party.
Rebel MLA, Aditi Singh, has written to the Economic Offence Wing director basic, demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities in the functioning of the Kamla Nehru Educational Society.
According to Aditi Singh, “I have written to the EOW to investigate the financial irregularities in the Kamla Nehru Educational Society. The society never served the purpose for which it was constituted and the land was never used to promote girls’ education as mentioned in the bylaws of the society. Also, the conversion of land into freehold is unlawful as there are around 150 shops which provide daily bread to 600 people.”
Taking a dig at Congress leaders and members of the society, she stated, “People who question the transparency of the PM Cares Fund should also reveal what they have done through this society. I have written to the EOW, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office and the Home department to investigate the matter which involves financial irregularities worth hundreds of crores of rupees.”
She additional stated, “The trust was given land in the 1970s with a 30-year lease for educational purposes in Rae Bareli city. While it was not used for the purpose it was given, they (Congress leaders) are now trying to sell it. My fight is for both — against the fraudulent methods of the trust and also for over 100 families who have been living there for decades.”
Rae Bareli Congress chief Pankaj Tiwari stated, “The matter is under litigation and the High Court had ordered to vacate the land, while we also want government to do something about the families, who have been living there for ages but we cannot say much as the party has got nothing to do with the trust.”
The Kamla Nehru Educational Society was arrange in 1976 in the Civil Lines space of Rae Bareli at a yearly lease of Rs 1,135 from one Kailash Chandra hailing from Sidhauli. The society took the land on lease for 30 years for selling schooling for ladies. However, no development exercise has taken place on the land until date.
Eight members of the society have died until now, together with former New Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s father-in-law Uma Shankar Dikshit, former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s private assistant Yashpal Kapoor, and former minister Sheila Kaul.
In 2003, a brand new committee was constituted which included members of the Kaul household together with former Union minister Salman Khurshid and senior lawyer Lalit Bhasin.
The Kamla Nehru Educational Society transformed the land into a freehold property in 2003 and determined to promote it in 2016. As per a tough estimate, there are round 150 outlets that are the supply of revenue for roughly 600 individuals.