BJP’s veteran leader Subramanian Swamy has once again opened his front against his own government. Swamy has raised questions over the Tata Group being elected to construct the new Parliament building. He has tweeted and asked why Tata was chosen for this job. Earlier, he had also put the government in the dock for the rising prices of petrol and diesel.
Is this a scam like 2G somewhere?
Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has suspected “Is the contract for the construction of a new parliament building is done in the same way like the 2G spectrum scam was done?” Swami tweeted and wrote, “Does anyone know how Tata was elected to build the new Parliament complex? Was the tender called for or was it given on a first come first serve basis like the 2G spectrum scam?”
Seven companies had bid
Swami did not stop at this. In his second tweet, he said, ‘The Government Construction Corporation Limited of Uttar Pradesh government had also bid for the new Parliament House, but it could not win. We will find out why this happened? You should know that initially, seven companies had bid for this project to get the contract. In the final phase, three companies were selected, which included L&T, Tata Projects and another company. The Tata project was awarded the contract for the lowest bid (861 crore).
The proposal was submitted last year
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had proposed the new Parliament House on 5 August 2019 during the proceedings of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. After this, the Committee on General Purposes, under the chairmanship of the Lok Sabha Speaker, prepared detailed proposals for inclusion in the design of the new Parliament building. The new Parliament House is being constructed on plot number 118 adjacent to the present Parliament House.