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EC must probe allegations of bribes for jobs by former Congressman: Social Activist

The Election Commission has been urged to probe the statement made by former Congress General Secretary and now Fatorda Independent candidate Vijay Sardesai that he had paid bribes to Goa Ministers to get jobs for Fatorda people.

Adv. Aires Rodrigues in his complaint to the Election Commission has stated that the statement of Mr. Vijay Sardesai was very revealing and cannot be allowed to go unnoticed.

As reported in a section of the press Vijay Sardesai had stated “I saved government and allowed these ministers to loot the state. I repent for it,’’ he said, adding that these ministers accepted money even from him to give government jobs for the people of Fatorda.

Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has further stated that it needs to be known from Vijay Sardesai how the Ministers looted the State and the names of the Ministers who took bribes from him to give jobs.

Adv. Rodrigues has urged the Election Commission to direct registering of an F.I.R against all involved and to order the police to speedily investigate the matter.

Adv. Rodrigues has also sought that a detailed statement of Vijay Sardesai on the issue be recorded by the police and so also the statements of the Ministers who allegedly took money from Vijay Sardesai to give jobs to the people of Fatorda constituency.

Adv. Aires Rodrigues in his complaint to the Election Commission has also expressed grave concern that Ministers and politicians were assuring jobs to the voters if elected.

Adv. Rodrigues has also drawn the attention of the Election Commission to another report in a section of the press quoting Vijay Sardesai as “He also claimed to have employed about 150 youth by recommending such cases to the concerned Ministers”

Stating that this was a mockery of the sanctity and transparency that should have prevailed in the recruitment of government employees, Adv Rodrigues has stated that it was also in clear violation of Article 16 of the Indian Constitution which mandates equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.


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