Stalin accuses Minister of interfering in smart city work

August 31, 2018 01:26 am | Updated 01:26 am IST - CHENNAI

Alleging that Municipal Administration Minister S.P. Velumani was interfering with work related to smart cities with ulterior motives, DMK president M.K. Stalin on Thursday said a company manufacturing metal sheets had been awarded the contract to execute e-governance and mobile app works.

In a statement here, he charged that Chandrakant B. Kamble, who was the chairman of the Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (TUFIDCO), had been shifted from the post because he refused to award a contract to the company manufacturing metal sheets.

Purpose defeated

“Awarding a contract to implement work associated with smart cities to a metal sheet manufacturing company will defeat the very purpose,” he said.

Mr. Stalin said corruption had become rampant in all the departments under the control of Mr. Velumani.

The work had been awarded to his benamis and companies run by him, Mr. Stalin alleged.

Demanding an inquiry by a senior IAS officer into the tenders issued by the TUFIDCO and other departments under the control of Mr. Velumani, Mr Stalin said action should be taken against all those who were found to be corrupt.

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