Coming at the picture now is the bitter truth. The local area development fund of the Rajya Sabha MP had been misappropriated. In a clarification regarding news report about misappropriation of MPLADF, published in various electronic and print media, K. Bhabananda, the Rajya Sabha MP of Manipur, cleans hand stating that his power to the utilisation of MPLADF is limited as he could only give his approval and the implementation is left with the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal West.
After the report of misutilisation of MPLADF comes up in the public domain various local clubs and organizations started voicing against the misappropriation of the public money and the most recent news is that some workers of the RS MP handed over the fund for construction of Public Toilet to the local clubs of Sagolband Moirang leirak (subject to correction). If all that is happening has reached to the ear of the MP K. Bhabananda, then his silence by not initiating any action against whomever involved in the misappropriation of his LADF will be questioned again.
In his clarification, K Bhabananda had already thrown the ball to the court of the DC. Till today no press statement or clarifications comes from the DC regarding the misappropriation of the MPLADF. If what K. Bhabananda had clarified stands true then he should initiate immediate inquiry against the misused of his LADF and take action to all those responsible.
A mere silence and practice of shrewd technique to silence the people over the misappropriation of the MPLADF may cool down the mater for some times but it will spark again as a political weapon to defame the political party that K. Bhabananda belongs to.
The clarification by the RS MP clearly indicated that he too is now aware that somewhere there were lapses to the utilization of his MPLADF. Whoever, defame his name should be brought to the public if K Bhabananda think that he had a long way to go in politics. It is the people that will judge and his shrewd technique that will decide his political destiny.
The inaction towards the misused of MPLADF will remain as a dark spot to not only K. Bhabananda but to the BJP which is considered as the most discipline political party in the history of India.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.