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BJP wants bureaucrats to compile white paper

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 07, 2012
First Published: 00:29 IST(7/10/2012) | Last Updated: 00:39 IST(7/10/2012)

The BJP has asked the state to rope in IAS officials, and form a three-member committee to put together the white paper on irrigation, which the government has promised to table within the next two months.

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On Saturday, senior BJP leader Vinod Tawde had written a letter to Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan asking him to form the committee. He also suggested a list of parameters, such as projects given without tenders, project wise planning and results, name of contactors, and details on change of scope of projects, to be included in the white paper.

This demand comes a day after a meeting between Chavan and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.

According to Tawde, officials within the department will draw up the white paper on irrigation, which is not a transparent process.

“Choosing officials from other departments will ensure some transparency in the process. The CM should accept this if he wants to keep his chair,” he said.


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