Amritsar MP’s Rs 20 lakh donation to Chandigarh Golf Club sparks row

Amritsar Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla has courted controversy by donating Rs 20 lakh from his MPLAD fund to the Chandigarh Golf Club, with the Opposition SAD-BJP accusing him of “misusing” the fund meant for public-oriented development works.Justifying his action, Aujla said as an MP he was allowed to donate up to Rs 25 lakh outside his constituency and the Deputy Commissioner has to ensure the donation was as per the provisions. At the same time, he said, many Army veterans, including those who fought wars, were members of the club.SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Amritsar MP “cannot give money for any development work outside his constituency. It should be ascertained in lieu of which favour did he extend the MPLAD fund to the Chandigarh Golf Club by robbing the intended beneficiaries”

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