A notice was served by Lokayukta to Girish Bapat, BJP's minister of Food and Civil Supplies after he failed in curbing the dramatic rise in prices of tur dal and other pulses. Provisions as per the Essential Commodities Act were not invoked during a time when the price of tur daal shot up to Rs 200 per kg from Rs 90 per kg. Bapat's inaction led to the traders getting excess profits to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore.
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Tenders for supplying Take Home Ration (THR) for anganwadis, worth Rs 6,300 crore, were issued by the Women and Child Development Department headed by BJP Minister Pankaja Munde, by tweaking the tender requirements in such a way that it would favour a few companies. The Bombay High Court had to later strike down the tenders, observing how this would create a monopoly for a few suppliers.
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