Mumbai: Cracking down on the multi-crore irrigation scam in Maharashtra state, CM Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Tuesday scrapped 300 tenders of irrigation projects worth Rs 6,000 crore awarded during the previous Congress-Nationalist Congress party (NCP) regime.
It has been reported that the projects have been cancelled due to the pending investigation by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The call to scrap the multi-crore irrigation projects has come as a cabinet decision.
Earlier, former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was questioned by the Anti-Corruption Bureau regarding this multi-crore scam. This has come as a huge setback for NCP and Congress.
Meanwhile, the Fadnavis government is now consulting to decide further action in this regard.
The ACB had filed a 30,000 page chargesheet against 10 people who were allegedly involved in these irregularities. It is expected that the ACB will file a second chargesheet as well.
Adding to that, the government has also scrapped 12 projects which were under ABC’s lens.
First Published | 30 August 2016 6:05 PM