UP ministers have spent Rs. 9 crores in tea and snacks!Rs. 8,78,12,474 have so far been spent over snacks during between March 15, 2012 when the Akhilesh Yadav government took oath and March 15, 2016, when it completed four years. The data was disclosed by the Chief Minister himself in the State Assembly. Minister of State (Independent Charge), Mr. Arun Kumar Kori was on the top of the list spening Rs. 22,93,800 during his four years as Social Welfare minister, followed by Urban Development Minister, Mr. Azam Khan, who spent Rs. 22,86,620.
The Chief Minister, however, clarified that as per rule, a minister can spend Rs. 2,500 per day on refreshments within the state and Rs. 3,000 daily outside the state for performing his/her duties. BJP leaders have dubbed this as loot of public money.
I am thinking if the Ministers of one State spends Rs. 9 crore in four years over tea and snacks, then how much are the Ministers of 26 States spending every year? Any Govt. can initiate a development project or a scholarship scheme for the poors with half of the amount!