State shedding crores as govt, CM’s household favouring pvt companies: Tamil Nadu BJP chief


Tamil Nadu BJP president Okay Annamalai on Sunday raised critical allegations of corruption and irregularities towards the DMK regime and the household of Chief Minister M Okay Stalin. He stated the state exchequer will lose about Rs 77 crore as the federal government shall be paying a personal agency way more than the market value of vitamin kits for pregnant ladies, apart from alleging favouritism in granting approvals to a controversial actual property firm with alleged political connections.

With regard to the vitamin equipment provide for pregnant ladies, Annamalai stated the division of Public Well being and Preventive Medication had famous final March that an earlier contract with the personal agency that equipped well being combine packets for the equipment was overcharging. It was then determined to provide the contract to state-run Aavin dairy agency to provide the well being combine. Whereas this variation was to convey down the associated fee by 60%, the choice taken by a number of committees was reversed in favour of the personal agency. About Rs 22.88-lakh kits are being ready for two-year interval. Annamalai questioned who reversed the plan between March 30 and April 8 and gave the contract again to the personal agency. He accused that two energy brokers near the DMK regime — an auditor and the son of a former MLA in Chennai metropolis — had performed the important thing position allegedly on behalf of the Stalin household. The Indian Categorical was unable to contact each the folks.

The vitamin kits have yet another content material — iron syrup bottles. Annamalai stated when the syrup prices simply Rs 42 out there, the identical was being bought from the identical personal agency for Rs 224. He stated the exchequer will lose Rs 77 crore within the deal, whereas demanding fast cancellation of the tender.

Reacting to the allegation, state Well being Minister Ma Subramanian stated the tender was but to be finalised. “The monetary bid hasn’t been opened but. How can he elevate allegations at this stage? If Aavin is the most effective, we are going to purchase solely from Aavin. The syrup additionally, we have now been procuring from outdoors and it’s but to be finalised,” he stated.

One other concern raised by Annamalai was towards an actual property agency that lately made headlines in reference to the circumstances filed towards some media companies and journalists. Accusing that the Stalin’s members of the family has created about 30 shell firms, Annamalai stated there was an alarming development of favouritism in granting approvals to the realty agency even because it “violated norms”. Annamalai stated some 15 big-ticket initiatives launched by the actual property agency had been authorized by the Chennai Metropolitan Growth Authority (CMDA) in addition to the Directorate of City and Nation Planning inside 15 days, which usually would take about 200 days. “I think that that they had morphed footage of the roads laid and buildings constructed for such fast approvals,” he stated.

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“After the DMK authorities got here to energy, they made a wise transfer to favour this actual property agency via on-line approvals from the CMDA. However I’ve info that the net facility is disabled on a regular basis besides when this actual property agency locations submissions for his or her initiatives. An hour earlier than their submissions, the net facility shall be enabled, and disabled quickly after it’s accomplished, denying the identical alternative for different builders within the state,” Annamalai stated.

He additionally alleged that after the actual property agency was caught up in current controversies, Stalin’s son-in-law V Sabareesan had began six different firms, together with one in Hyderabad, by which Sabareesan, Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai, the lobbyist son of a DMK MLA and his mom are named as administrators. “Like they did with 2G, they’re now monopolising all main land parcels within the state,” Annamalai stated.


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