Published On : Wed, Aug 2nd, 2017

Brouhaha in Maha Legislature over corruption charges on Mopalwar

Maharashtra Legislative Council
Mumbai: Over some audio clips in which he was ostensibly heard fixing deal for a land, removal of Radheshyam Mopalwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, State Road Development Corporation was demanded by the Congress-NCP opposition in both the houses of Maharashtra Legislature today.

Both the houses were assured by Fadnavis that an inquiry would be conducted in the alleged wrongdoings by the official and, if found guilty, action would be taken. Dhananjay Munde, Leader of Opposition moved an adjournment motion in the Legislative Council by reading out the transcripts of the purported conversation of Mopalwar with a businessman, allegedly pertaining to a deal for a plot in suburban Borivali.

“There have been a total of 550 calls by Mopalwar to fix the deal. When these call recordings are sent to a forensic laboratory, it will be clear that the person is indeed Mopalwar. These calls have been recorded, transcribed and translated by a company approved by the Maharashtra government,” Munde said. “In the past as well there were allegations against the officials and he should not be made in-charge of a the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway, Chief Minister’s pet project”, he added. Munde said the official has also investments in reality companies demanded that he be suspended immediately and an inquiry ordered against him.

Slogans were also shouted in Legislative Assembly by the opposition demanding the removal of housing minister Prakash Mehta. His removal was demanded over the transfer of development rights to a project in the city without consulting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.