Bhopal: The state has described as baseless and beyond facts the allegation by MP Digvijay Singh published in a section of Press. In the news published in newspapers, Digvijay Singh has said that for defaming him, the state government has wrongfully included his name in BPL list. The factual position is that states BPL list does not contain name of Digvijay Singh and his family. The state government has made it clear that the Social, Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which has been made basis for Ujjwala Yojana, was conducted in year 2011.

In the survey, information about all families in the state was compiled. Information about Digvijay Singh and his family was also compiled in the survey. It is noteworthy that information in the survey is based on the information provided by citizens and the surveyors do not undertake any detailed checking of it.

National Informatics Centre (NIC), New Delhi had compiled list of prospective beneficiary families under Ujjwala Yojana by using some filters and handed over their list to gas companies. The list is based on information given during survey by citizens, but they do not automatically become eligible under Ujjawala Yojana. If families included in this list submit an application under the scheme, only then gas companies examine them.

If such applicant already posses gas connection, then his application is rejected even though his name exists in the list. Thus, it is established that only inclusion in the list do not makes a family eligible under the scheme. Therefore, the assertion is totally baseless that preparations are being made to file a false case against Digvijay Singh by inserting his name in the list.

It is also clear that BPL list being used under various schemes in the state neither has any connection with list of Ujjwala Yojana nor the names of Digvijay Singh and his family are included in the BPL list of the state.