West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) received right into a disagreement once more on Friday after he stated a three-member inquiry panel set as much as probe corruption allegations within the buy of medical gear to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic was an try and cowl up the reality. He alleged a multi-crore rip-off in buy.
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Dhankhar stated the panel consists of prime bureaucrats, who lack credibility and that solely an unbiased probe might monitor the “cash path and ill-gotten acquire”. Residence secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay heads the panel.
“Multi Crore Rip-off-Pandemic Buy @MamataOfficial. Cowl Up Probe-Lacks credibility. Determination Makers (-one) probing to protect culpability #MAP. Publish facto saviour mechanism! Impartial Probe can alone fasten culpability. Want Probe to trace cash path and sick gotten acquire,” tweeted Dhankhar.
A state authorities official this week informed HT the West Bengal well being division has bought a number of objects over the previous few months. “Greater than Rs 2,000 crore have been spent. The allegations relate to corruption on this expenditure.”
TMC reacted sharply to Dhankhar’s allegation saying if he has proof of the corruption, then he ought to give it to the federal government as an alternative of creating statements. “No person is aware of methods to cope with the governor’s propensity to go public on daily basis. Can he show what he’s alleging? If he has proof, he ought to give it to the federal government as an alternative of creating public statements. His statements degrade the dignity of the workplace he holds,” stated TMC spokesman Saugata Roy.
The West Bengal Medical Providers Company Restricted often purchases medicines and gear in bulk. However the authorities fashioned a committee for procuring this stuff in the course of the pandemic to keep away from delays.
A few of the objects had been allegedly bought from explicit companies bypassing guidelines. The standard of the merchandise has additionally been questioned. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the probe.