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Charges because I tried breaking contractors lobby: Pankaja Munde

Accused of involvement in a ‘scam’ for clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders, Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munda on Saturday shot back, claiming her efforts to break the hold of contractors’ lobby on the Women and Child Development (WCD Department had provoked such accusations.

“Where is the proof?” she asked, and claimed no procedures were overlooked by the department. “There is a big, huge lobby of contractors in this department. I think, for years they have been running this department. And somewhere I am breaking that. 

I am doing strict inspection, I am doing strict categorisation of these activities and that is why somewhere this is happening and that is what I am very very clear about,” the Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister claimed. 
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