State Chief Minister Kamal Nath said in the Vidhan Sabha today that it is not our thinking to stop the meritorious student scheme. Drawing attention to the state of the state treasury, he said that the questioning member (former CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan) is well aware of it. He assured the House that despite this, no plan would be cut. The benefit of the scheme will be available to all eligible needy people. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh, while expressing concern over the benefit of the scheme to only eleven thousand meritorious students in the current teaching session, said that the meritorious student scheme should not be discontinued. Shivraj said that if the treasure is empty, then some Aurangzeb has robbed the treasure. Money comes and is spent in the treasury. Kamal Nath said that the Finance Minister during his reign had said that the treasury is empty.
State Chief Minister Kamal Nath said in the Vidhan Sabha today that it is not our thinking to stop the meritorious student scheme.
He said that there was no budget provision in your government and had made a lot of announcements, we are fulfilling those announcements. We will put all this in front of the House. Opposing this, Chauhan said that 13 years have been CM, which has also fulfilled the announcements. He said that there was no shortage of money to ask the farmers of the state. Earlier, in response to the question, Home Minister Balabachan informed that in order to provide opportunities in higher education to the students under the scheme, the amount of 58201 students was borne by the government in the scheme session 2018-19. He said that Rs 128,39,64,466 was borne by the government as a fee paid to the beneficiaries. He said that in the session 2018-19, a total of 60005 applications were received and 58201 students were benefited. Dissatisfied with the reply, Chauhan said that many students are wandering from rate to rate to take advantage of the scheme. Questioning the intention of the government, he said that no one should stop the welfare of poor students. After this, the ruling and opposition in the house fiercely fought. Earlier, during the Question Hour, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan raised the matter of expelled student and meritorious scholarship from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism University. Shivraj said that students were treated like terrorists in the university. Students expulsion should be canceled immediately. Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava should have the entire matter investigated by a high-level committee.