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Jan Manch is no waste of money: Jai Ram Thakur

Shimla, Feb 11 (UNI) Defending the Jan Manch Programme (JMP) in the state Assembly on Monday Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar held that the programme is meant for the welfare of people and is not a waste of public money.
Replying to a question by Cong member from Nand Lal, Mr Virender Kanwar said, "Himachal Pradesh government has spent Rs 1.61 crore on Jan Manch Programme from 3 Jun, 2018 to 15 Jan, 2019 in different parts of the state."
Steering clear of huge expenditure, the minister further said that only about a lakh or two is spent for lunch and seating arrangements of people attending the programme adding, "This is public money and entire expenditure is being audited and instructions have been issued to ensure no extra amount is spent on JMPs."
Drawing the assembly's attention to programme's objectives, Mr Kanwar said, "It facilitates in resolving the grievances of citizens at their doorsteps."
Replying to Congress members, who called for audit of the expenditure on JMP holding that it involves a huge amount of public money and is similar to an earlier 'Prashasan Janata Key Dwar' programme, Chief Minister Jai Ram Ramesh said that the money is being used judiciously for Jan Manch, which is first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh as it follows a proper mechanism.
Mr Thakur, who by now has lost his temper also held that there is no misuse of public money.
This led to a heated argument between the ruling and opposition benches.
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