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Chit-fund Scam (Chhattisgarh)

As many as 111 chit fund companies across the state have duped 1,33,697 investors to the tune of Rs 4,84,39,18,122 between 2015-17. Farmers and poor people were duped and none of them received their money back. BJP leaders are turning their backs on the common people saying that they cannot tell when people will get back their money.

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Closure of govt schools (Rajasthan)

Rajasthan govt closed 17,000 government schools, which has thrown thousands of children out of school. Low enrolment of students in these schools was cited as a reason by the govt. However, the reality is far from this. The move was aimed at benefitting the private school sector. Students were forced to drop out of govt schools, and the only option they were left with was to get enrolled in private schools, if not discontinue education. The move was clearly in violation of the Right to Education Act.

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Chopper scam (Chhattisgarh)

An Agusta 109 Power E helicopter was bought by the Chhattisgarh government in 2007. This was based on an unfair tender issued the same year, favouring a specific model of a single company - Agusta. This was done without considering many other manufacturers of helicopters with similar specifications. Over 30% of the cost of the helicopter ($1.57 million) was paid as commission to a dealer, thereby ensuring that there was only one vendor.

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Coal scam (Jharkhand)

Former Coal Minister in the NDA Government Dilip Ray flouted rules in awarding the Brahmadiha coal block in Jharkhand’s Giridih district in order to favour a private company. The coal block was allocated to Castron Technologies, even though they did not meet the required guidelines in the process

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Citurgia scam (Uttarakhand)

Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank was involved in the Citurgia scam for changing the land use of Citurgia Biochemicals Limited at Rishikesh. The land use pattern of 30 acres of land was changed for the Rs 400 crore Rishikesh housing project developed by Sturdia Developers.

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Chikki scam (Maharashtra)

The BJP-led Maharashtra government came under the scanner after a scam of Rs 206 crore was exposed. BJP Minister, Pankaja Munde, flouted the norms by awarding contracts of chikki for school children without inviting tenders. It was also reported that 24 resolutions were cleared by the Minister on a single day. The rules make it mandatory to have an e-tendering for awarding contracts for any government purchase above Rs 3 lakh.

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