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JNAC gets flak for graft

JVM members on Friday staged a five-hour sit-in, starting from 9am, outside Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) office to protest against the alleged rise in corruption in the civic body.

JVM central secretary Abhay Singh alleged civic officials and other employees indulged in corrupt practices and people had no choice but to bribe them to obtain birth and death certificates, building plans and other documents.

The party cried foulplay in the recent initiative of the civic body to award contracts for over 100 development projects. JVMís Singh alleged that many individuals with poor track records were chosen.

Singh added JNAC had also cancelled a couple of road repair projects for reasons best known to them. He cited the example of Gandhi Road at Bagunnagar, Baridih. ďIt was due to the efforts of our MP Ajoy Kumar that the project was approved. But the civic body cancelled work order even after a private firm was picked via proper tender,Ē he said.

JVM workers also opposed proposed projects worth Rs 7 crore, citing large-scale corruption. Projects for which contracts have been awarded recently include roads, drains, boundary walls and streetlights, funded by state urban development department.

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