BSP MLA Ramabai Singh said that the officers should take bribe but take less than the people of the village.
Bhopal: Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Ramabai Singh from Madhya Pradesh has given a strange statement. Ramabai said that she has created controversy by allegedly telling the officials that they can accept the bribe given voluntarily like salt in flour, but if they snatch the whole plate from the people then it will not be accepted. The MLA also said that there is no problem in taking 500 and thousand rupees, but it is not right to take more money from the people of the village. The MLA said that the salaries of many officers are less, so they can take a little bribe like salt in flour.Also Read – Indian women’s hockey team honored in Madhya Pradesh, players planted saplings along with CM
Actually, the BSP MLA was in Damoh district in the presence of Panchayat officials of Madhya Pradesh. This video of his conversation with some villagers and officers of Ramabai’s constituency Patharia has gone viral on social media. This video was shot in Satua village of Patharia assembly constituency. Rambai asked the officials to return the money allegedly taken from some villagers. The villagers alleged that they had to pay bribes of varying amounts to release funds under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Also Read – Shivraj Singh Chouhan Dance: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan dances with tribal people, Video Viral
In the viral video, Rambai is seen in a room asking who has given money for the release of funds under the PM Awas Yojana, then at least six villagers sitting on the floor stood up saying that all of them took five to nine Has paid between Rs. The MLA again asks to whom did he give money. On this the villagers pointed towards two people (Panchayat Secretary and Employment Assistant) sitting on the chairs. After this Rambai is heard telling both the officers that if you take 500 or 1000 rupees then there is no problem, see it should be like salt in flour but if you snatch the whole plate (food) from the villagers then it is allowed. Not there. Also Read – Liquor mafia can launch terrible campaign against us: Uma Bharti
Rambai told the officials that these villagers work hard to earn six thousand rupees per month and go to other states to earn their livelihood. They (officers) took it away. After this, Rambai asked the officials to return the money to the villagers. When asked about the incident, Damoh District Collector S Krishna Chaitanya said that he has not received any complaint in the matter so far.
Krishna Chaitanya said that after the video surfaced, he has directed the CEO of Patharia district to investigate the allegations leveled by the villagers. When contacted, the BSP MLA told PTI on Tuesday that the state of government system is similar in Madhya Pradesh and India. “I have got back the money (given as bribes by people) on several occasions. I don’t need to complain but the matter was settled on the spot. If I complain to the senior officers, they will take money from these employees to settle the matter. I don’t want to create problem for them and want to solve it on the spot.” The MLA claimed that the complaint (against the bribe) does not yield any results. The BSP leader said that in such cases many officers and employees get suspended but later they are reinstated after some time.
Rambai said, “Panchayat secretary and employment assistant’s salary is low while inflation is high. If they are coming from distant villages then they can accept money if someone gives voluntarily but they cannot force villagers to give nine thousand or ten thousand rupees. That’s what I said at that time.