No corruption involved,ready for talks: Bhujbal

With questions being raised over its cost escalation,Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said there was no corruption involved in the construction of the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi and he was ready to discuss the matter in the House.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 24, 2012 6:50:15 am

With questions being raised over its cost escalation,Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said there was no corruption involved in the construction of the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi and he was ready to discuss the matter in the House.

“There has been no corruption. I’m ready to discuss the subject in the House. If members want to see the file,they can see it as well,” he said,making a personal presentation in the Assembly on Monday.

Opposition members pressed for a detailed discussion on the subject,which was granted after two adjournments of 15 minutes each. The Assembly will discuss the allegations regarding Maharashtra Sadan for two days.

In his clarification,Bhujbal said K S Chamankar was appointed developer for the project in 2006 and 2007,who was given a saleable area of 2.36 lakh sq ft in return for construction work valued at Rs 100 crore — including construction of Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi,High Mount Guest House in South Mumbai and RTO office and transit camp in Andheri. The minister said the government had nothing to do with the sub-contracts and alleged that some people were trying to malign his name.

The Opposition members demanded a discussion,alleging that relatives of ministers were beneficiaries in the contracts.

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