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Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Vidarbha Irrigation case

New Delhi: The Anti Corruption Bureau of Maharashtra has cleared Ajit Pawar of allegation in connection with the irrigation scam. This was part of the affidavit that was filed in the High Court.

In the 16 page affidavit filed on November 27, the ACB stated that the chairman of the VIDC/Minister of WRD cannot be held responsible for the acts of executing agencies, as there is no legal duty on his party. This was in reference to Pawar’s tenure as the Chairman, Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation and Minister of Water Resources Department during the Congress-NCP government in the state.

The affidavit put the blame for two alleged irregularities. They were the approval to updated tender cost and release of Mobilisation Advance to contractors on the WRD Principal Secretary and Executive Director of VIDC.

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