With the general elections around the corner, the two incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs) from the district seem to be riding the development plank.
In back-to-back statements, the district administration has said that both M.K. Raghavan and Mullappally Ramachandran, Congress MPs from Kozhikode and Vadakara parliamentary seats, respectively, have spent over 95 per cent of their MP funds on local development.
On Tuesday, District Collector C.A. Latha said that 97 per cent of Mr. Raghavan’s local area development funds had already been used here.
This statement, following a review meet of MP funds, comes a day after an earlier statement on Monday that works using 96.12 per cent from Mr. Ramachandran’s local development funds had been completed.
585 works completed
In Mr. Raghavan’s case, the review meet concluded that Rs.14.1 crore of a total Rs.14.6 crore the district received from the MP fund had been put to use. It said that out of the 772 works allotted under the fund, 585 had been completed. Officials said at the meeting that the rest would be completed by March.
In the case of Mr. Ramachandran, who represents Vadakara, one of the strongest CPI(M) bastions in the State, of the total 770 works, 621 had been completed. Officials said the scheduled works would be completed by March. They said development works related to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in Mr. Ramachandran’s constituency were in final stages.