The Odisha unit of the BJP Monday alleged a scam of about Rs 1,000 crore in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY-G), a flagship rural housing scheme, in the coastal state. The claim was made by BJP state unit president Samir Mohanty at a press conference here on Monday.

“It is estimated that there have been irregularities in distribution of 1 lakh housing units in 9 blocks of 5 districts. If a housing unit costs Rs 1.20 lakh, one can safely conclude that there has been a scam of Rs 1,000 crore.If all districts are to be taken into account, the amount of corruption could be in thousands of crores,” Mohanty claimed.

The allegation has been denied by the ruling BJD. The BJP will launch a three-day statewide protest from July 7 over the alleged scam.

“The BJP will expose the state governments corruption in the PMAY by staging protests in all blocks across the state.The agitation will be further intensified if the state government…

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