We object nomination of any agency for any project: JVM
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 14:22
  
Ranchi: The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) on Wednesday demanded that the state government should go for open tenders in laying transmission lines instead of 'nominating' the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) as consultant to take up the important project.

"I admit that PGCIL specialises in laying transmission lines. But there are other specialists in the country too. It will be fair enough to float open bids to allot the work," the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric's) Principal General Secretary, Pradip Yadav said.

"It surprises us about the Arjun Munda government's keenness to lay transmission lines when the requirement of the state is production of energy," Yadav, a former minister, said.

Drawing the reported objection by JMM leader Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren against nominating PGCIL without inviting tenders, Yadav warned that the party would knock the doors of the court if the government went ahead with its decision to 'nominate' the agency overlooking to offer bids.

Chief Minister Arjun Munda in the recently concluded budget session of the assembly said PGCIL was a Central government agency and work would be "transparent".

Dismissing Munda's claim of transparency in the laying of transmission, RJD's legislative party leader Annapurna Devi said "according to rules, any big project should be invited through tenders while nomination of any agency will only raise doubts."

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 14:22


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