The row over Surya Prakash Meena, minister of state for horticulture and food processing in the government of Madhya Pradesh, sending his son and nephew to Holland on government expenses is now gaining a lot of attention.
An organization named Vichar Madhya Pradesh has demanded that Shivraj Singh Chouhan sack Meena immediately. The organization has alleged that Meena has made compromised on the rights of farmers of the state and sent his son and nephew on a tour to Holland under a scheme of the state government.
The matter is around 8 months old when a delegation of 24 went to Holland to learn about horticulture. These 24 people included the son and nephew of Surya Prakash Meena as well.
As reported by Navbharat Times, in order to promote horticulture in the state, the government of Madhya Pardesh sends farmers to some destination out of India every year. This enables the farmers to learn about the ways and means adopted in other countries to grown flowers and fruits. Under this scheme, the government sent farmers to Holland in November 2016.
Vichar Madhya Pradesh coordinator, Akshya Hunka, has said that it is shameful of Surya Prakash Meena to compromise on the rights of farmers of the state to send his son and nephew to Holland.
Responding to the allegations, Meena has questioned whether it is his fault if his son and nephew are farmers. Meena has admitted that he was the minister in the state cabinet at the time his son went on the tour but also held that he is a farmer and went for the tour with that status only. The minister has refused having made any misuse of his position as a minister of state.