Tendulkar, Rekha spend nothing from MP development fund

Tendulkar, Rekha spend nothing from MP development fund

Tendulkar, Rekha spend nothing from MP development fund

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2014 | 5:34 pm

Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha who were nominated to Rajya Sabha around two years ago have spent “zero” rupee on development in their respective adopted areas.

Official reports published on the website of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation reveal that the celebrity MPs did not spend anything from their Members of the Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund.

The Upper House parliamentarians get to adopt a district of their choice for development. Each Rajya Sabha member is entitled to Rs 5 crore a year from their MPLAD fund. Sachin Tendulkar adopted district is Mumbai suburban, but Rekha has not bothered to even adopt a district.

Neither sent any development project proposal to the government. Both have accumulated Rs 10 crore each in their two year old accounts.

-Times of India

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