EC direct Goa govt to defer payment to Vedanta

first_imgFollowing Goa Congress complaint, the Election Commission of India directed the State government to defer payment of the second installment of ₹9.24 crores towards compensation for land acquisition, to Vedanta real estate developers, a company belonging to BJP’s candidate in Shiroda assembly by-poll during the model code of conduct. Mr. Shirodkar had resigned as Congress MLA from Shiroda along with another MLA Daynanad Sopte in October last year and switched over to BJP inviting by-elections in these constituencies. Already Mr. Shirodkar along with Goa State Chief Secretary is facing a complaint with the Lokayukta on alleging scam in a land acquisition deal in Shiroda by the State government. Late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who had sanctioned the land deal also has been made part of the complaintlast_img

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