“Our governments in the State and the Centre are safe and there is no threat even if the MIM withdraws support. The government in the State will not fall in the wake of the Majlis’s withdrawal,” said MP Madhu Yaskhi Goud.

Replying questions after chairing the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting here on Thursday, he said cutting-off friendship with the Congress by the MIM was sad. He made it clear that there was no need for the change of the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, the Congress high command was holding talks with the MIM to change its stand, he added.

Stating that the Congress governments were giving top priority to the minorities’ interests, he said that the UPA-I and UPA-II had come to power with the support of all alliance partners and also some friendly parties, which gave the support from outside.

EGS scam

The MP earlier presiding over the meeting asked the officials to recover the amount misappropriated by field staff in the Employment Guarantee Scheme. Action would be taken not only against the lower rung field staff but also on the MPDOs if they were found guilty of the misuse of fund, he said.