Amritsar MP donates funds to golf club, courts controversy
The money from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund was used to purchase four golf carts, sources said.
Justifying the allocation of the funds to the Chandigarh golf club, Aujla said he donated money to the deputy commissioner of Chandigarh through the deputy commissioner of Amritsar for the Chandigarh Golf Club for purchase of sports machines, maintenance of golf course, gym and construction works.
When asked about the under-developed areas of Amritsar, Aujla said during the last year, he had spent over Rs 8 crore for buying high-end ambulances for government hospital, developed mandatory infrastructure, bought wheelchairs for handicapped persons at the Attari border, provision of electricity in the slums, solar lights, rebuilding of roads, construction of sewerage and water pipes.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Rajindermohan Singh Chhina, who had unsuccessfully contested the previous election against Aujla, said it was unfortunate that funds were being diverted outside Amritsar, while crores of rupees were needed for development works in the district.
"He can not give money for any development work outside his constituency...he should be dismissed," Badal said in Chandigarh.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)