Mumbai, June 11: A day before Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Maharashtra, the Mumbai Congress on Monday released booklets “exposing deep-rooted corruption” in the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janta Party-Shiv Sena combine. The booklets detail alleged scams against several state government ministers worth hundreds or thousands of crores of rupees while the common people continue to suffer. Releasing the booklets, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam listed the names of Women & Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde in the Rs 206 crore Chikki “scam”, Cooperatives Minister Subhash Deshmukh in the Rs 110 crore Lokmangal “scam” and Housing Minister Prakash Mehta in the Rs 500-800 crore FSI “scam”.
The list includes Education Minister Vinod Tawde in the Rs 191 crore fire extinguisher “scam”, Food & Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat allegedly involved in a Rs 4,000 crore “scam”, and Tribal Development Minister Vishnu Savara in the Rs 300 crore employment department “scam” and the Rs 6,000 crore raincoats “scam”. “These figures show that it is only the government which is living ‘achhe din’ they promised to the people and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is refraining from taking any action against the corrupt,” Nirupam said. Other booklets include alleged corruption at the centre and the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), controlled by the ruling ally Shiv Sena. (IANS)