Munde row: Fadnavis meets PM Modi, says no irregularities ‘prima facie’

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New Delhi/Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra’s Minister Pankaja Munde came underneath a cloud over clearing purchases value Rs 206 crore though mouth-watering tenders, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after that he pronounced there was “no prima facie evidence” of any wrongdoing.

Fadnavis, however, did not order out grouping a examine though pronounced it will be usually after analysing a “minute details”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. File/PTIPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. File/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. File/PTI

“Panjaka Munde had called me adult to contend that in this courtesy if we feel a need for any exploration to be ordered, we should do it. we am privately monitoring this case. What can be seen prima facie is that there are no discrepancies,” Fadnavis told reporters after assembly Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Chief Minister pronounced Munde, Minister for Women and Child Development, had authorised purchases in Feb this year as supports supposing by a Centre underneath a Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) would have lapsed on Mar 31.

He also pronounced a normal of mouth-watering e-tenders for purchases value Rs 3 lakh and some-more was introduced by his supervision in April. Congress has indicted Pankaja of flouting this normal by clearing purchases by Government Resolutions.

Fadnavis said, “We will still go into a notation sum and, if any inequality is found then, an exploration will be ordered.”

The Fadnavis supervision was on Wednesday strike by a initial vital claim of a ‘scam’ after Congress indicted Pankaja, daughter of BJP brave late Gopinath Munde, of clearing purchases value Rs 206 crore on 13 Feb by 24 Government Resolutions.

A horde of equipment including snacks, mats, dishes, H2O filters, medicines and books for children were purchased underneath a Integrated Child Development Services by a Women and Child Development Ministry.

Congress personality Sachin Sawant had filed a censure with a Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on a emanate and former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had even sought a CBI probe.

Meanwhile, holding knowledge of a complaint, a ACB has sought a response from Women and Child Development (WCD) Department to a accusations leveled by Sawant.

“We have perceived a minute from a ACB final dusk where they have asked for information on a purchases finished by a department. We are in a routine of creation a news that we will contention to a Chief Minister and a Chief Secretary,” Sanjay Kumar, WCD Principal Secretary, told PTI.

The news will be submitted to Fadnavis by tomorrow, he said, adding it will afterwards be forwarded it to a ACB.

PTI

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