Mumbai: Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday congratulated Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for "showing courage" in launching a departmental inquiry against officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) in the irrigation scam and said it was a "good step forward".
"It is a good thing that the Chief Minister has ordered a probe. But the probe should be taken to its logical conclusion," said Uddhav.
"Chavan has been under tremendous pressure from NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar. They even met him but Chavan has stood his ground. We want the inquiry to be indepth which would nail the culprits even if they are ministers. The probe should be time-bound," he added.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister has ordered a departmental probe against 45 VIDC officials indicted in the Vadnere Committee report in 2010. The departmental inquiry had been pending for two years....more
08:42 PM, Oct 07, 2012
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an enquiry against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam. Chavan, who was in Thane on Sunday, confirmed that he had approved the probe while denying that there was a delay of two years in taking the decision. The engineers, including VIDC's former chief executive director DP Shirke, will now face probe...
04:05 PM, Oct 07, 2012
Mumbai: An enquiry has been ordered against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam, sources said on Sunday. The sources added that the 45 included the ex-director of the VIDC, DP Shirkhe. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar resigned late last month after being charged with giving clearances to as many as...
11:32 AM, Oct 07, 2012