Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare responsible for 7116 Vidarbha farmers suicides after Packages.
When Prime Minister Dr.Man Mohansingh declared Rs.3750 crore on 1st July 2006 at Nagpur a special vidarbha relief package in which he e more than Rs.2800 crore for increasing irrigation facility in order to stop on going farmer suicides promising more fund flow for completing all pending irrigation projects of vidarbha ,it was never thought that even Rs.30,000 crore given for irrigation project will be siphoned out and condition as per irrigation facilities are concerned are more worst in 2012 than 2006 ,thanks to the super power minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare resulting more than 7116 vidrabha farmers suicides after July 2006 which case of mass genocide of vidarbha farmers inviting criminal prosecution of Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare ,alleged Vidarbha farmers pressure group Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti president Kishore Tiwari urging the Indian prime minister to initiate the action .
‘In fact irrigation Vidarbha for years suffered neglect under irrigation department run by western Maharashtra politicians but irrigation scam of state's deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar who was state's irrigation minister from 1999 to 2009 and also ex-officio chairman of VIDC and then Sunil Tatkare is massive one as 38 ongoing irrigation schemes by increasing their estimated costs by over four times to Rs 26,722.23 crore from the original Rs 6672.27 crore. This happened in a single year - 2009 - with a majority of approvals given in three months, between June and August, just a couple of months before the state elections by goping out of the way to favour a group of contractors that included Rajya Sabha member from BJP Ajay Sancheti. Known to be a close aide of BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Sancheti who has a major stake in irrigation business is reported to be also close to Pawar. A group of contractors including Sancheti, Avinash Bhosle of Pune who was named in CIDCO land scam and Yavatmal MLC Sandip Bajoria ,MLC Mitesh Bangadiya, a contractor are among the chosen few to have got mobilization advance even though there was no such clause in original tender document. It is highly shocking how senior BJP leader and close aide of Nitin Gadkari BJP MP Ajay Sancheti circumvented the rules to bag contracts hence we demand criminal action against all are involved in this irrigation scam amounting more tha Rs.30,000 crore’ Kishore Tiwari added.
‘if money given for these irrigation project ,debt trapped and distressed vidarbha farmer would have been benefited and farmer suicides would have been stopped but all money to increase irrigation facility has taken away by these minister who are the killer of these vidarbha farmers hence criminal action against these ministers and contractors is must’ Tiwari added .