A scam worth Rs 340 crore has been brought to light in BJP-ruled Gujarat. It was reported that the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board, a Government of Gujarat undertaking, has not followed the accounting standards prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India while listing its expenses. Former Chief Minister of the state Suresh Mehta came out questioning the corruption citing the annual accounts and auditor's report (2017-18) of the water board. “This multi-crore scam happened in just one year,” Mehta said.
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CAG report found financial irregularities in several government projects in Madhya Pradesh under Shivraj Singh Chouhan. This has caused public exchequer a huge loss of Rs 8017 crore. It was found that provisions of the state's Public Works Department were violated by officers of the Water Resources Department. The technical allocations were made without conducting any survey or investigation, resulting in a huge loss of public money.
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Public officials and local politicians in Gujarat, with the help of middlemen, allegedly sold off the groundnut procured from farmers to oil millers. In order to cover up the theft and difference in the total weight, the stocks were adulterated with sand and pebbles. 31,500 sacks with huge quantities of pebbles and sand were found. Officials of NAFED, GUJCOT and co-operatives trading in groundnut who were involved were arrested. However, some BJP leaders were allegedly involved in the scam and the Opposition claimed that the ruling party is trying to protect them.
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