Nagpur: Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik, who had charged the state government of an alleged scam worth Rs 2000 crore in rising prices of daals, will be sued in the court of law for making false allegations against the state government and thus tarnishing the image of the government, said Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat while talking to media persons during his Nagpur visit on Thursday.
Giving details of statistics, Bapat said, as much as 1,36,000 metric ton daal valuing Rs 540 crore has been seized in 5200 raids across the state. Of the seized daals, 13,000 metric ton is tur-daal valuing Rs 171 crore. According to him the seized daals worth Rs 41 crore (out of Rs 541 crore) have been sold out in open market. This being the reality where has any scam worth Rs 2000 crore taken place? he asked back.
Terming Malik’s allegation as rubbish, Bapat said, he will be dragged to court for tarnishing the image of the state government.
No legal ban on Maggi
When asked about Maggi’s return to market, after it was banned by state government for want of quality, the Minister replied that the state government was still sticking to its earlier decision, but as there is no legal ban on the sale of Maggi, the government would not interfere in its sale in market. But, he informed, the state government and the Centre have moved to Supreme Court against Maggi, and both governments would act only after SC decision.