Thursday, December 11, 2008

Big B, Aamir, Shahrukh are daily wage workers

Bizarre it may sound, but true! Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the king of bollywood Shahrukh Khan, Mr Perfect Aamir Khan and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar were amongst the labourers in the muster roll of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).The incident came to light in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh during the scrutiny of the list released by NREGA under which these big shots were shown as the beneficiaries of 'food for work' scheme under NREGA and named as daily wage workers.The cricket icon and Indian team former skippers Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly were also not spared and shown to have been given their share for labour under the rural scheme. The name of the millionaires had amazed the officials inquiring the food scam under the scheme.
However, this was not the first such incident, as three years ago some film actors and cricket players were found listed in the muster roll over the misappropriation of Rs.9 lakh, sanctioned for road construction work at Kulpahar area under NREGA.SDM Ashok Kumar Pushkar, who had unveiled the 'scam' said an inquiry will be held and stringent action taken against the guilty.

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