The Congress staged a protest against Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde here on Tuesday over the allegations of irregularities in awarding a Rs 191 crore contract.
Tawde had earlier said that the allegations levelled against him are false and a ‘political conspiracy’.
Tawde is facing allegations of irregularities in a contract awarded by him.
The finance department has sought a detailed probe into allegations of irregularities in a Rs 191 crore contract awarded by Tawde’s School Education Department without e-tendering.
The contract which was cleared by Tawde, was put on hold after the finance department objected to it.
The matter pertains to the supply of fire extinguishers to 62,105 zilla parishad schools in Maharashtra.