Development work worth up to ₹700 crore under the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) scheme may be hit this year as the Delhi government has suspended the fund due to financial issues arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Opposition BJP has demanded the AAP government to clarify its stand on MLALAD fund, claiming not even a single proposal under the scheme has been accepted since the constitution of the 7th Delhi Legislative Assembly in February.
Speaking at the one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly held last week, Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain had said the MLALAD fund has been suspended.
“The MLALAD fund has been suspended by the Delhi government due to finances,” he said.
Finance Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier this month accused the Centre of betraying the States by running away from its responsibility and asking them to borrow money to compensate…