Bhopal: The conflict between the government and the opposition has intensified over shutting down Jan Abhiyaan Parishad (JAP) that comes under department of planning, finance and statistics. After talks between Chief Minister Kamal Nath and BJP MLAs over the issue failed, the families of the employees of the JAP have sought mercy killing.
It has been agreed in the executive body meeting of the JAP to dissolve it and send a proposal to end the services of 496 employees to the government. The families of these employees, citing the decision of the meeting, have written to the President that they want to die.
In their letter to the President they have stated that some officers have created such atmosphere that shutting down the JAP would be a great service to the nation. These officers have termed the works of the JAP as misuse public money. There are 416 regular employees, 14 contractual and 66 peons in the JAP. It also has over 1800 counsellors across the state. The employees of the JAP maintain that they had worked for more than 12 years and now they would not get job anywhere.
Will not shut if 4 Congress MLAs request: Nath
Ex-CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava had a meeting with CM Kamal Nath over shutting down of JAP. Nath in the meeting clearly said that people having links with the BJP and RSS were working in the Parishad. Nath said he would not shut down JAP if only four Congress MLAs give their opinion in favour of sustaining it. Chouhan asked Nath about the rationale behind removing regular employees when he was talking about regularising contractual employees. Despite of this, Nath is firm on his decision to shut down the Parishad.