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Congress alleges, Goa CEO colluding with CM Parrikar

Panaji: Opposition Congress today wrote to Election Commission of India demanding immediatereplacement of Chief Electoral Officer Keshav Chandra for allegedly acting at the "behest" of chief minister Manohar Parrikar and over his "role" in Lusofonia

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 29, 2014 20:15 IST ]
congress alleges goa ceo colluding with cm parrikar
congress alleges goa ceo colluding with cm parrikar

Panaji: Opposition Congress today wrote to Election Commission of India demanding immediate

replacement of Chief Electoral Officer Keshav Chandra for allegedly acting at the "behest" of chief minister Manohar Parrikar and over his "role" in Lusofonia Games "scam".

In his letter to the ECI, state unit spokesman Durgadas Kamat said, "Chandra was incharge of recently held Lusofonia Games which were marred by several scams".

Lusofonia or Portuguese commonwealth games were held in across six stadiums in the state.

Congress said "a lot of scams" happened during organisation of the Games from January 18-29.
An Independent legislator Vijay Sardesai had alleged a massive pass scam in the organisation of the Games. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had already denied the allegations of any wrongdoings.

Kamat alleged Chandra was "hand in glove" with the chief minister and is acting at his behest, "disregarding the complaint filed by Congress on violation of the code of conduct.
When contacted, Chandra refused to comment.

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