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BJP leader asked to reveal names of bidders for BMC vaccine tender

by Web Desk | Published: 05 Jun 2021

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Mumbai: BJP leader Kriti Somaiya has demanded disclosure of details of nine bids received in a global tender for one-crore vaccines. Somaiya alleges that the BMC government committed corruption. Somaiya said the rejection of all nine bids on Friday confirmed his position. Various states like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Punjab received global tenders but BMC received nine bids. On Friday evening, BMC said in a press release that all nine bids were rejected because the documents were out of order. 
 
In a letter to Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal, the companies alleged that most of the bids submitted by Somaiya were fake and were only on paper. Some companies were formed a few days before the bids were submitted. They have no experience, no authority, and their financial background has never been checked, he said. Chahal declined to comment on Somaya's allegations. The letter states that the tender conditions were regularly changed without transparency and rationality. BMC received only three bids till the time of submission of bids.
 
BMC received five tenders on the last day just hours before the submission deadline, most of which were Benami and fake. Somaiya said the BMC should disclose the names of the bidders and the concessions in the tender terms offered to them. The background of all auctioneers should be investigated and the culprits should be punished, he said.