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Youth Congress stages protests against Pankaja Munde’s ‘Chikki scam’

Youth-CongressThe Youth Congress on Friday staged a protest against Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is currently battling corruption charges.

The protesters shouted slogans and carried packets of `chikki` bearing Pankaja`s face.

Pankaja has denied the corruption charges leveled at her, saying that the funds released by the Centre would have lapsed if there had been further delay in ordering purchase of good for the department.

According to reports, all government procurements over Rs three lakh are to be made through e-tenders.

However, the Maharashtra Women and Children Development Ministry cleared the overcharged purchase orders for anganwadi schools without inviting tenders.

The incident came to light after the Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad president wrote to Munde, complaining about the quality of food (chikki) distributed to tribal students under the Integrated Child Development Services.

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