‘No one’s scholarship payment is pending’

Sakal Times
Sunday, 11 March 2018

Pune: The State Minister for Social Justice Dilip Kamble said that the announcement by the government to allot funds to erect a national memorial for Ustad Lahuji Salve is a welcome decision. While addressing a press conference in the city on Sunday, he said that 25,000 homes will be built, which will be allocated to people of the Matang community. 

Pune: The State Minister for Social Justice Dilip Kamble said that the announcement by the government to allot funds to erect a national memorial for Ustad Lahuji Salve is a welcome decision. While addressing a press conference in the city on Sunday, he said that 25,000 homes will be built, which will be allocated to people of the Matang community. 

Reaching more than an hour late for the press briefing, the State minister was focused on repeating the announcement already made in the budget session and congratulating the government for the announcements. The State government has spent only five per cent of its funds that were allocated for housing in last year’s budget. When questioned about it, the minister evaded answering.

When asked about the diversion of SC/ST funds towards other purposes, the minister said that the government has not touched a single rupee allotted for the SC/ST community. Answering questions about the pending scholarships to students, the minister claimed that not a single student scholarship in the state is pending.

Support for Balgandharva
† When Dilip Kamble was asked about the Balgandharva issue, where the PMC led by his party is planning to convert the space into a theatre complex, Kamble said that he thinks that Balgandharva is a historic building and it should not be demolished.
† Also extending his support to the conservation of the Empress Garden, he said that the garden, which comes under his constituency, should not be harmed and the construction of the PWD quarters will surely be rethought by the government. 

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