Problems for Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath are spiraling and seem to be poised to trouble the CM in times to come. After multiple raids on close aides of Kamal Nath, where income tax department had recovered crores of rupees, another issue for Kamal Nath to worry, the state has been going back post-BJP government where multiple hours of power cuts were a norm. The worst affected are the rural regions, where people have also been struggling to fight with rising summer temperatures. With the beginning of the exam season, students in rural Madhya Pradesh are also been suffering. According to ground reports, around one to ten hours of unannounced power cuts are rampant in the state.
Madhya Pradesh farmers did not get loan waiver they were promised.
Promise of 10,000 per month to unemployed youth for 3 YEARS was reduced to just 4000 per month for 3 MONTHS.
But 10 hour power cuts were brought back after 15 years! pic.twitter.com/fl2puNrElj
— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) April 14, 2019
An incident of a dead body getting decomposed because of power cuts has also surfaced.
— Chowkidar Shashank Singh (@pokershash) April 14, 2019
Kamal Nath has been under a lot of pressure for underperforming compared to the previous Shivraj Singh government. The Congress made a promise of waiving farmer loans while going into the assembly elections in 2018 in multiple states; however, implementation inefficiencies have clouded the scheme with an image of a populist election stunt. So was the case with Shivnarayan, a farmer from a village in Agar Malwa, 190 km from Bhopal who was stunned to see Rs 13 mentioned against his name. Shivnarayan said, “The state government had promised to waive loans up to Rs. 2 lakh. Forms were filled and I was expecting a complete waiver of my loan amount of Rs. 20,000. But the list that has come to the panchayat says only Rs. 13 has been waived,” Hameed Khan, a farmer from Khargone i.e. Kamal Nath’s constituency, said he took a loan of Rs.10,000, but the loan waiver against his name was of Rs. 232 only. Cases of even nonexistent individuals receiving loan waiver have also surfaced.
Ratul Puri, nephew of Kamal Nath was also under the scanner of Enforcement Directorate relating to the 3600 crore AgustaWestland scam. Ratul was summoned by ED on Thursday for questioning. Ratul was summoned again on Friday for the same. Ratul had refuted all the allegations and had said, “I am cooperating with the investigation and will continue to cooperate. I have no connection with defense (deals) and no business dealings with my relatives, I run an independent business. I will cooperate fully with ED and any other government authority that seeks any information from me or asks me for any clarifications. I have no connection with AgustaWestland or defense.”
The state government just a few months in charge, inefficiencies have already seemed to have gripped the state. With decreasing patience of the voters over non-delivery of promises made by the Congress has led to difficult situations for Congress in upcoming Lok Sabha elections and many believe that Congress neither has the will nor the capacity to deliver on promises and the promises made by Congress were nothing more than electoral stunts.