Tangedco discover proves BJP’s allegations on ETPS contract, says Annamalai

BJP Tamil Nadu president Ok. Annamalai on Saturday mentioned his get together’s allegations of irregularities in awarding contract of the Ennore Thermal Energy Station (ETPS) enlargement challenge to BGR Power Programs Restricted (BGRESL) have been vindicated by the showcause discover issued by Tangedco to the contractor over an inordinate delay.

Within the discover issued in June, which Mr. Annamalai posted on social media, Tangedco has mentioned that “no considerable progress of works is seen at web site even after a lapse of 450 days from the brand new zero date i.e., 09.03.2022”. The discover requested the corporate to reply inside 30 days on why the contract shouldn’t be terminated.

In late 2021, the BJP alleged that there was some degree of corruption within the DMK authorities reinstating BGRESL because the contractor for the 660-MW challenge. The letter of intent issued to the corporate for the challenge by the earlier AIADMK authorities was cancelled in April 2021, when the get together was nonetheless in energy. After its determination in late 2021, Tangedco formally reinstated the sooner letter of intent issued to BGRESL in March 2022.

The BJP had earlier questioned the rationale behind awarding the contract to BGRESL, stating that its expertise and capability confirmed it could not be capable to ship the challenge.

Mr. Annamalai on Saturday alleged that the ₹4,442-crore challenge was given to BGRESL by the DMK authorities for his or her “private financial good points”.

He appealed to the Madras Excessive Courtroom to order a CBI probe into the irregularities within the challenge, contemplating the loss to the exchequer brought on by the delay within the execution of the challenge.

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