Congress on CAG’s Shivaji Memorial Report

The Congress on Monday alleged the expenses it had leveled in opposition to the preceding BJP-led authorities in reference to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial within the Arabian sea were underscored by means of the CAG in its report.

Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant also welcomed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s warranty that action can be taken if irregularities were found inside the memorial undertaking. The Congress and NCP had, in September this year, alleged struggle of interest and corruption to the song of Rs 1,000 crore underneath the apparel of bringing down fees of the memorial being constructed off Mumbai’s coast.

Sawant and Mumbai NCP chief Nawab Malik had claimed the previous Devendra Fadnavis government conventional recommendation from a legal firm encouraged via the task consultant, rather than going by the information of the country’s regulation and judiciary branch or the state advocate-general. The shortlisted contractor for the mission had submitted a Rs 3800 crore bid, which the authorities delivered down to Rs 2500 crore through negotiations, and the audit branch had raised objections over the negotiations and sought an in depth inquiry, Sawant had said then.

“The government’s base fee for the gentle turned into saved at Rs 2692.50 crore however the quick listed contractor’s bid turned into Rs 3826 crore, 42 according to cent higher than the authorities’s estimate,” he had stated. In this situation, the authorities have to have known as for sparkling tenders, Sawant had stated, adding that the estimated rate might be lesser through greater than Rs 1000 crore after design changes. “The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has underscored the allegations the Congress and NCP had made in reference to the scam in the memorial paintings.

Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered probe into the depend. We welcome it,” Sawant told reporters here on Monday. Sawant saidan in depth probe inside thebe counted will disclose the “corrupt” face of the BJP. “Only folks that do notrespect Shivaji Maharaj can dare engage in corruption inside thepaintings of his memorial,” he added. Media reports over the last few days have claimed due procedures had been no longer followed within the tendering system of the memorial undertaking and afterwards underneath the erstwhile Fadnavis authorities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the muse stone for the memorial assignment, a flagship programme of the then BJP-led state government, and conducted ‘jal poojan’ off Mumbai coast in December, 2016.

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