VIJAY PANDHARE

  • Maharashtra irrigation scam whistleblower Vijay Pandhare joins AAP December 1, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party got a boost in Maharashtra with Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistleblower in the multibillion rupees irrigation scam, joining the Arvind Kejriwalled outfit on Sunday. Pandhare, an acknowledged expert in irrigation, retired from government service on Saturday. Asked of his plunge into politics, the softspoken and mildmannered Pandhare...
  • Contractorpolitician nexus across India: Whistleblower September 28, 2012

    Chief Engineer Water Resources Vijay Pandhare, who blew the lid off the Maharashtra irrigation scam, has said that the nexus between contractors and politicians exists in all states. In an interview to CNNIBN, he said that while most were aware of the corruption levels within the state governments, most chose to...
  • 'Rs 20,000 cr misused in Maharashtra irrigation projects' September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Whistleblower in the Maharashtra irrigation scam Vijay Pandhare has claimed unnecessary expenses worth Rs 20,000 crore in state irrigation projects. Pandhare wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Governor K Sankaranarayanan in May, 2012 exposing the scam. Vijay Pandhare had claimed at least Rs 35000 crore were siphoned off...