Bihar: Cong demands probe over corruption in road proj

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Patna, May 9: The Bihar unit of the Congress today demanded an all party probe into the alleged corruption in road projects in the state. The Congress also asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reveal the reasons for awarding the tender of road constructions in Patna to Tantia Constructions on 29 per cent higher rate.

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief spokesperson Prem Chandra Mishra alleged that the government fund had been misused in road construction projects. He accused the Nitish Kumar government of indulging in corruption and large-scale financial irregaularities and demanded an all party probe into the matter.

''Mr Kumar should answer the people on what basis the blacklisted Tantia Constructions was allotted the tender and that too at 29 per cent higher rate. The Chief Minister should also reveal the name of the person who had recommended to award the construction work to Tantia,'' he said.

Mr Mishra also alleged that some people with vested interests in the BJP-JD(U) had played a pivotal role in awarding the tender to the blacklisted Tantia Constructions.

''Withdrawal of tender has exposed the working style of the state government which is functioning even without reviewing the details,'' he said, adding that the manner in which the tender had been withdrawan without making any alternate arrangement indicated the failure of the state government.

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