Will have officials hung upside down: MP minister

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Guna (Madhya Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) A ‘gram sansad’ (village parliament) meeting in this district of Madhya Pradesh saw the state’s Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargav using strong language against bureaucrats.

“Agar gaon mein 24 ghante bijli nahin aai to afsaron ko ulta latka doonga. (If the village doesn’t receive 24-hour electricity supply, I’ll have the officials hung upside down),” he said on Monday at Magrana village in Guna district.

Bhargav was in the village to attend a ‘gram sansad’ under the ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ campaign.

The minister made the comment after people complained that they were not able to get even drinking water because of shortage of electricity.

The Madhya Pradesh government has promised round-the-clock electricity supply in 23,000 villages of the state at subsidised rates.

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