Congress Questions Appointment of State CEO by Fadnavis Govt

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

The Maharashtra Congress has alleged {that a} probe on the instructions of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was happening for the alleged irregularities in SEEPZ.
Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

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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 Commission (CVC) was happening for the alleged irregularities in SEEPZ.

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

Addressing a press convention on Friday, state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant alleged that Singh was dealing with an inquiry initiated by the CVC and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce was probing allegations of irregularity in SEEPZ Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

“The Comptroller and Auditor General 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 stated.

“Despite the continuing probe, the Devendra Fadnavis govt appointed Singh because the CEO of Maharashtra in July 2019 simply forward of the Assembly polls. This has raised critical questions in regards to the position of the Election Commission,” he stated.

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

However, the CEO Maharashtra stated on the official Twitter deal with, “It could be very unhappy, mischievous and deceptive, the plan details are being tried to be introduced by the Congress chief. These are completely false and unfaithful and incorrect allegations.”

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

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