Modi govt has come under the scanner again, this time after being accused by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of a scam in tendering five airports' operations to Adani Enterprises. Gautam Adani became the highest bidder by winning the bid for five out of six airports. The CM pointed out that Adani Enterprises is an inexperienced company in the airport sector and the fact that he won all the five bids appears to be mysterious. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is one of the five airports for which Adani won the bid. He had quoted Rs 168 per passenger, state-owned Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC) Rs 135, followed by GMR at Rs 63. Vijayan alleged that what took place was not bidding, but a drama. "Adani does not know how to operate airports, but he knows Prime Minister Narendra Modi well," said Vijayan at a function. He later also wrote to the Prime Minister demanding to ensure that the state-owned Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd-led company, formed especially for operating the airport, be given the running of the Thiruvananthapuram Airport.
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The BJP government has misspent Rs 14 crore from the public exchequer only for advertising on websites which were either fake or non-existing. 234 such websites were identified. The government was misusing the public money and at the same time, unleashing an attack on the freedom of press by supporting fake websites which are propagating the ideology of the ruling party.
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19 Government officers including Pallavi Sharma, the daughter of BJP MP RP Sharma, were arrested by the Assam police in a cash-for-jobs scam. Their handwriting did not match with that in their answer sheets in the Assam PSC examination. Fake answer sheets were supplied to several candidates to rewrite their answers after the exam was over.
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14,305 acres of land was allotted to the Adani Group by the Gujarat government at throwaway prices for the Mundra Port and SEZ development. The land was allotted in Kutch at prices ranging from Re 1 to Rs 32 per sq mt.
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Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) received the highest amount of old demonetised notes, i.e., a whopping Rs 745.58 cr in just 5 days. ADCB is the only district co-operative bank to receive such a large amount. BJP President Amit Shah is one of the Directors in the bank. After 5 days, all the district cooperative banks across the country were banned from accepting demonetised notes.
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