Bollywood actors including Deepika Padukone on fake MNREGA job cards
One of the most popular star of Hindi film industry Deepika Padukone is working as migrant labour in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district. This is what a MNREGA job card carrying her photograph would tell you, reported NDTV.
Issued in the name of Sonu Shantilal, Manoj Dubey and several other villagers, fake Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) cards carry glamorous photographs of Deepika and other film stars and celebrities. The cards have been circulating and claiming wages from Peeparkheda Naka village in the Jhirnia panchayat.
Officials believe lakhs of rupees have been claimed on these fake cards as wages for activities that were never undertaken in the first place. For example, according to the cards Sonu Shantilal was paid for building a drain near his village, reported NDTV.
Several other fake card have been paid for digging ponds and repairing canals. A sum of ₹ 30,000 has been withdrawn each month against a card in Mr Dubey’s name.