Shiv Sena MP forcing me to give contract to his favoured firm: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd chief

Sep 03 2013, 11:52 IST
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Chandrakant Khaire complained to the Central Vigilance Commission and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily that the MP was arm-twisting him to award a contract worth over Rs 100 crore to a company of the MPís choice. Chandrakant Khaire complained to the Central Vigilance Commission and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily that the MP was arm-twisting him to award a contract worth over Rs 100 crore to a company of the MPís choice.
SummaryThe company in question is Hyderabad-based MBG Commodities Private Ltd.

BORLís board-appointed committee of which he was not a member.

When contacted, Singh declined to comment.

Khaire claimed he had not called Singh to his house on August 5 but had agreed to Singhís request for the meeting after ďsome politiciansĒ requested him to do so.

ďI asked him (R K Singh) to work as per the law. I told him that while Gandhar was evading duty, the second lowest bidder was not technically qualified,Ē Khaire told The Indian Express.

MBG Commodities, earlier known as Maheshwari Brothers Group, is owned by the Mandhani family with Bijay Mandhani as its managing director. It describes itself as importers-exporters of solid fuels and suppliers of coal, asphalt and petroleum products. In response to a message, Bijay Mandhaniís office said he was unavailable.

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