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Last month, Thackeray had alleged a Rs 263-crore scam in the Mumbai civic body’s plan to buy street furniture, including benches. (Photo: PTI File)
Thackeray, in his letter dated April 26, which was tweeted by Thackeray on Sunday, sought access to the report of the three-member fact-finding committee constituted after the allegations were leveled and the quality tests conducted by all the bidders. Veer Jijamata Technological University
Shiv Sena (UBT) MLA Aditya Thackeray has written a letter to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner and administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal, seeking his reply on a “possible scam” of Rs 263 crore in the purchase of street furniture.
Thackeray, in his letter dated April 26, which was tweeted by Thackeray on Sunday, sought access to the report of the three-member fact-finding committee constituted after the allegations were leveled and the quality tests conducted by all the bidders. Veer Jijamata Technological University.
He also alleged that “the whole process seems to be rigged in favor of a special contractor friend of BMC”.
“In the last few months, several irregularities in procedures and financial transactions on the part of the BMC have come to the fore… I would like to seek more clarity on the street furniture mess that the BMC has created in my city, especially in the hard With hard earned money Of my city, a contractor friend of the BMC and to benefit those in the government,” the Worli MLA said, taking a dig at the Eknath Shinde-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dispensation.
“…a contractor has got a tender worth Rs 263 crore for street furniture. BMC has not answered many questions I asked as a Mumbaikar.”
Last month, Thackeray had alleged a Rs 263-crore “scam” in the Mumbai civic body’s plan to buy street furniture, including benches.
Thackeray said the civic body is ready to buy thousands of street benches (about 40,000) and planters (containers in which plants are grown) as part of the project and asked where the BMC would install all these items.
The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader said these products should be procured by civic wards on a need basis and not centrally through a tender.
“I have written to the @mybmc admin about yet another possible scam, seeking clarity on this. In answering any of these questions raised by the Mumbaikar,” Thackeray said in his tweet posted on Sunday. Their conspicuous silence and incapacity only confirms that this too is a scam like the streets.”
He said, ‘An MLA from the ruling party had also written a similar letter, but I believe he has not received any reply. Wonder why the state BJP supports corrupt minded governance.”
The Shiv Sena (UBT) refers to the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena as the “Mindhe group” to mock it.
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