Cut in MPLADS, a great loss for MPs
There is no way for them to reach public
Amid the spreading of Corona virus, the decision taken by the union government to cut the Member of Parliament Local area developoment scheme( MPLADS) is a seems to be the great loss to the MPs of the nation. The income of union government has drastically fall down due to the lock down caused by the spreading of the Covid-19 and the center has to release huge funds and other infrastructural support to various states in the country. All these unexpected expenditure is leading for fund crunch in center and all these consequences have forced the union cabinet to pass the resolution to cut MPLADS for two years (2020-21 and 2021-2022). The union government has decided to stop the funds of the two years which would be around Rs.7900 crores and divert them to some other activities.
Actually each MP, Both Loksabha and Rajya Sabha would get Rs.5 crores per year to develop in their local areas. The funds would be under the control of the concerned MPs and they can spend them as per the demands arise from the public. Laying of Cement concrete roads, building of school building, libraries, Bus shelters, compound walls and many more works are being undertaken by the MPLADS funds. This MPLADS are the only source of funds for the MPs to spend in their purview as per his discretion and demands arise from local leaders like MPPs, Surpanches and others. Generally the village, Mandal level leaders undertake several works with the MPLADS only and even the MPs also maintain relation and cadre in their areas with the support of these funds only. If once, the local leaders come to know that our MP has no funds with him to allot to develop local area, they would inevitably loss their weight and respect in the concerned constituencies. Even the local leaders also will stop visiting him and they feel that they need not to be in good books of the MPs. Lets see how the MPs are going to balance this sudden situation.