October 20, 2020

Congress Questions Appointment of State CEO by Fadnavis Govt

File photo of BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

File photograph of BJP chief and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

The Maharashtra Congress has alleged {that a} probe on the instructions of the Central Vigilance Fee (CVC) was happening for the alleged irregularities in SEEPZ.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: August 1, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

The Maharashtra Congress has questioned the appointment of Baldev Singh because the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), alleging {that a} probe on the instructions of the Central Vigilance Fee (CVC) was happening for the alleged irregularities in SEEPZ.

Singh, nonetheless, rubbished the allegations saying that the case referred to is from the interval earlier than he took cost on the SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone).

Addressing a press convention on Friday, state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant alleged that Singh was going through an inquiry initiated by the CVC and the Ministry of Trade and Commerce was probing allegations of irregularity in SEEPZ Particular Financial Zone (SEZ).

“The Comptroller and Auditor Basic of India (CAG) had handed strictures within the case in its June 2018 report tabled in Parliament. The monetary rip-off is said to an appointment of an ineligible company for the works with out having authority,” he mentioned.

“Regardless of the continuing probe, the Devendra Fadnavis authorities appointed Singh because the CEO of Maharashtra in July 2019 simply forward of the Meeting polls. This has raised critical questions concerning the position of the Election Fee,” he mentioned.

Sawant requested why the credentials of the CEO weren’t cross-checked whereas appointing him within the put up and sought to know if there was any “strain from the BJP”.

Nonetheless, the CEO Maharashtra mentioned on the official Twitter deal with, “It is vitally unhappy, mischievous and deceptive, the way in which details are being tried to be offered by the Congress chief. These are completely false and unfaithful and incorrect allegations.”

“The allotment was performed by an earlier improvement commissioner who was the competent authority throughout his interval. All of the funds have been launched by the predecessor. All this in particulars have been already been given to the competent authorities within the authorities,” the tweet mentioned.

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