: Activist Aires Rodrigues on Monday filed a complaint of corruption against Dattaprasad Kholkar, Deputy Chairman of the Goa State Planning Board and vice-president of the BJP State unit, with the Anti-Corruption Branch of the State Vigilance.

The complainant accused Mr. Kholkar of having misused his office as Deputy Chairman of the Goa State Planning Board to appoint one Diksha D. Pednekar as peon in his office.

Though she was appointed on June 6 , till now, never worked in that position, the complaint stated and alleged that her work as peon was being carried out by her husband, Dhananjay Vasant Pednekar, who is currently a panchayat member of Pomburpa-Olaulim Panchayat in north Goa.

The complainant stated that the Goa Panchayat Act does not allow a panchayat member to work for the government.

He demanded a probe.

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