MP Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy stood first by spending 98.3 per cent of MPLADS funds against the state average of 81.08 per cent. Mr Anand Bhaskar took the first spot among Rajya Sabha members by spending 98.67 per cent against the state average of 83.09. Zaheerabad Lok Sabha member B.B. Patil spent the lost of 60.98 per cent.
According to a report prepared by the TS planning department each Lok Sabha MP is entitled to Rs 20 crore up to 2017-18, Nalgonda MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy received the highest funds to the tune of Rs 17.5; Chevella MP K. Vishweshwar Reddy and Zahe-erabad’s B.B. Patil received the lowest funds at Rs 5 crore according to records.
Late Rajya Sabha MP Palvai Govardhan Reddy received the highest funds Rs 25 crore and TRS MP V. Lakshmikanta Rao the lowest funds of Rs 2.50 crore.
According to MPLADS rules the annual entitlement of Rs 5 crore shall be released in two equal instalments. For the release of the second instalment, the unsanctioned amount from the first tranche should be less than `1 crore and unspent balance less than Rs 2.5 crore.
The state government has sent proposals for the 10 constituencies — Chevella, Zah-eerabad, Bhongir, Malkajgiri, Adilabad, Khammam, Secun-derabad, Mahbubabad, Na-garkurnool and Warangal — for release of funds and expects Rs 25 crore from the Centre