Bhopal: About Rs 4-5 crore would be spent on the renovation of the CM House and construction of a three-storey new building at 6, Shyamla Hills in Madhya Pradesh before chief minister Kamal Nath moves in there.
The new building will house Nath’s corporate office. The proposed expenditure has put question mark over the state government’s talks of reducing expenses in the face of fiscal constraints.
Leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava said that Kamal Nath’s thinking is corporate. That is why the public money is being wasted. Bhargava said that the new Mantralaya building has been built at a cost of Rs 650 crore and it is suitable for holding meetings and doing all office works and so spending crores in renovation of CM House is wrong.
Sources of Public Works Department said that the chief minister is currently staying at bungalow no. B-9 at Shyamala Hills. Recently, about Rs 10 lakh were spent on increasing the height of the boundary wall and other constructions.