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BJP leader alleges bungling in Shree Mandir corpus fund

 Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today brought allegations of irregularities in Shree Mandir corpus fund and demanded a discussion in the Assembly.

Mohapatra cited the report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India saying that it has expressed its desire to audit the expenses of temple corpus fund between 1990 and 2015 and during the Nabakalebar.

The BJP leader said irregularities to the tune of Rs 100 crore in the Jagannath temple corpus fund has been mentioned in the 2015 audit report by the CAG.
He also alleged that large scale irregularity has been committed in road construction and sell of Temple land.
“The temple management Act is being openly flouted by several parties. Why the annual report on the temple expenditure is not being tabled in the Assembly regularly,” he asked.
He said a Special Session of Assembly should be convened to discuss the issue as the district administration, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), and Law Dept were responsible for the discrepancy.
Mohapatra said the Sri Jagannath Temple corpus fund is nearly Rs 322 crore.
The bungling in the most sacred shrine in the State is bound to shame the administration.
“People hold the shrine in high esteem and it is surprising that its accounts and management has not been done appropriately,” he said. 


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