Famous for providing high quality coal in the country and heavy industry business, Jharkhand has been making media headlines for corruption in construction work since last three days. In the three days before the inauguration in the state, there has been two huge bridges and falls ceiling of the corridor of the new building of the Legislature. Thankfully, there have been no casualties in the three accidents. After these incidents, the same questions are arising everywhere, to which contractor was given the contract for these three construction works. Chief Minister Hemant Soren
After talking to all the leaders and officials of the bridge construction department, they tried to find out who is the contractor who built such a poor quality bridge over the Kanchi river that it fell before the inauguration. In this context, politicians and officers were asked to ask for an inquiry, but they seemed to be avoiding taking the name of the contractor. When we tried to understand this whole matter by going to the bottom, it came to know that the contractors who are taking the contract for the construction of the bridge over the Kanchi river are influential, they have a special relationship with a big leader of Jharkhand, so no one is avoiding taking their name openly is.
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Adityanath Pandey’s name rises in Kanchi river bridge accident
On the collapse of a bridge built by the Rural Development Department Special Division at a cost of more than Rs 10 crore on the Kanchi river, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress spokesperson Alok Kumar Dubey said, “The rupture of the Kanchi bridge was a period of corruption and red tape under the rule of Raghuvar Das. The game has happened. Believe it when the Kanchi bridge case comes up, the same BJP leaders will start shouting and saying that the present government of the state is working with prejudice.
Alok Kumar alleged that Adityanath Pandey and Executive Engineer Jitendra Gupta, at the behest of the then Chief Minister and Rural Minister, committed irregularities in the construction of this Kanchi bridge. The BJP people are saying that the sand got out of the river, so the bridge collapsed. The 10 bridges built during the reign of Raghuvar Das were demolished. The game has been done by the predecessor government of Double Engine. The money from Jharkhand has been spent in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat elections. They will all be exposed. Understand the fate that there have been no casualties in this accident. When the investigation report comes, the irregularities of the company’s censor Adityanath Pandey and executive engineer Jitendra Gupta will come to light. See what the Congress spokesperson said …
Ranchi bridge accident: Congress spokesperson took the name of Adityanath Pandey, said – the truth will be revealed if the investigation report comes
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Adityanath Pandey shunned the whole case
In the Kanchi bridge collapse case, when we called up Adityanath Pandey and tried to find out his side, he directly overcame the case. During the conversation, Adityanath Pandey said, ‘We live in Gopalganj, we don’t mean anything to them. People are spreading my name like this. I do not want to say anything on this. ‘ When we asked him whether your company had taken the contract to build a bridge over the Kanchi river? To this, Adityanath said, ‘I don’t see all that work anymore. Children see all this there. So, I will not say anything on this. ‘
According to information received from the bridge construction department, the name of the company building the bridge built on the Kanchi river is in the name of Adityanath Pandey. But its proprietor is Ranjan Kumar Pandey. It is said that Ranjan Kumar Pandey is a relative of Adityanath Pandey. The company still has contracts for several major projects in Jharkhand.
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Who is Adityanath Pandey?
Adityanath Pandey is the younger brother of Kali Pandey, former Bahubali MP from Gopalganj. Kali Pandey is currently marginalized in politics. But it is believed that their contractual business is still going on on a large scale. Adityanath Pandey has been accused of being very close to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das. There have also been allegations that most of the big contracts in Jharkhand were issued to Adityanath Pandey’s company in Raghuvar Das’s government. It is believed that he has so much access to the politics of Jharkhand that officers or politicians usually avoid taking his name in case of any wrongdoing.
On the orders of CM, the investigation of Kanchi bridge case started
CM Hemant Soren has constituted a high-level committee to investigate the Kanchi bridge accident. It is being told that for the departmental inquiry on Saturday, two members Ramakant Tiwari and Executive Engineer Brajmohan Verma reached the spot and conducted a cross-examination. He told in conversation with Navbharat Times.com that preliminary investigation has revealed that a large amount of sand has been drained around the pillar of the bridge in the river. Whereas the rule says that there should be no sand drainage within one kilometer radius of the pillar. When we asked him if this was the reason behind the collapse of the bridge, he said that it would be wrong to say that now. It is a matter of preliminary investigation. If the water level of the river decreases, the high level committee will investigate and give the real reason for the bridge collapse.
Basement of bridge under construction in West Singhbhum sunk
The collapse of the bridge over the Kanchi river did not calm down the news that the basement of the bridge under construction in West Singhbhum collapsed on Saturday. Heavy rains caused by cyclonic storm Yas in Neemdih village of Tonto block, located in General Hill area of West Singhbhum, razed the basement of the bridge under construction. Due to heavy rains, the soil around the bridge under construction was also washed away due to the strong flow of water. Apart from this, the bridge built on the Sanjay River in the area in Guda village of Jhinkpani block also cracked and its approach road was also washed away.
The legislator said, “We have already given the handover of the building two years ago”.
Ever since Jharkhand’s legislature has been formed, some accidents have been taking place here. The quality of the Legislature has been questioned since the beginning. On Saturday, the Legislature building could not withstand even two days of rain and the first ceiling of the West Wing Corridor of the basement fell. It would have been a big event if the office would have been run as usual. There is an incident near the office of the Assembly Secretary in the West Wing. Ranjan Kumar, the owner of the company that created the Legislature, told in a phone conversation that he had given the handover of the building only two years ago. So they have nothing to do with this matter. He also said that he is not responsible for the maintenance of the building. At the same time, he said that he had no such information that there was any accident in the Legislature building.
The new building of the assembly has water seepage at many places. Many parts of the building are getting dilapidated due to lack of sealing and maintenance. The Assembly Secretary has told the media that the entire building should be scrutinized. If such an incident occurs in the normal working days, then there can be a lot of trouble. The sealing of the library of the new building of the assembly has also fallen earlier. Before that there was a fire in the new building. A large part of the assembly was burnt. There were also questions on the fire fighting system of the new building. The new building of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly has been built at a cost of Rs. 465 crores. This new assembly complex spread over 39 acres was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new building was completed in four years.
The bridge over the Kanchi river broke into two parts before the inauguration.