Opposition leader alleges corruption in KSEB pact

In a letter written to Achuthanandan, Chandy said that there were allegations of corruption in awarding the contract that would cause a loss of Rs.52 crores to the state.

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Oommen Chandy on Tuesday asked Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan to revoke the contract awarded to a Korea based company overlooking the qualifications of other bidders to implement the Centre sponsored project to minimise power theft and transmission loss.

In a letter written to Achuthanandan, Chandy said that there were allegations of corruption in awarding the contract that would cause a loss of Rs.52 crores to the state. Chandy wanted intervention of Chief Minister in the matter and quash the contract awarded to the Korean company by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).

It was envisaged to reduce transmission loss and power theft using software under the fully Centre funded Accelarated Energy Development and modernisation Scheme, Chandy said in his letter, a copy of which was released to press here on Tuesday.

Chandy said it was learnt that Wipro Chairman Azim Preamji had also complained to Chief Minister in awarding the contract to Korean company without considering the qualification of other companies including Wipro.

PTI

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