Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the Legislative Council that the CM’s Relied Fund has so far received donations of Rs. 90 crore for its flagship ‘Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan’.
As the House assembled for the Question Hour, Congress MLC questioned if cheques given by 32 people to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund have bounced and if these people include BJP workers.
In his response, Fadnavis said the account opened for the government’s integrated water conservation and management scheme has received funds through NEFT, RTGS and cheques.
“Uptil now, we have received a total of Rs. 90 crore for the scheme, for which 10,373 cheques have been given. Out of this, 28 cheques have not been cleared. The total amount of these cheques adds up to Rs. 10 lakh and 36 thousand,” he said.
The chief minister further said that of the 28 uncleared cheques, 3 new have been received and its amount adds up to Rs. 5.5 lakh.
“Some cheques have not been cleared due to various reasons like insufficient funds in bank account, signature did not match or the instrument was outdated (old cheques),” he said.
Fadnavis further clarified that at present, there is no BJP worker, whose cheque remains uncleared.
“We have given notices to people whose cheques have bounced and their amounts range from Rs. 5,000-10,000. They have assured us a new cheque will be given soon,” he said.