Maharashtra govt scraps irrigation projects worth Rs 6,000 cr over corruption charges

| Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:02
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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. 


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