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Parrikar questions Goa CEC over ` 16 cr expenses on vehicles

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday took a dig at the Chief Electoral Officer, Goa for its alleged excessive expenditure of Rs 16.86 crore on vehicles hired during the recently concluded State Legislative Assembly elections.

16th June 2017, 07:08 Hrs

the goan I network

Speaking at a function, Parrikar said, “There is a need for discussion over the ‘code of conduct’. Initially, it was envisaged at no special advantage to the ruling party. That has to be there. But today it has degenerated into no work. What was our Election Commission did during

 Amount spent on hired vehicles was close to ` 12 crore
 Hired 720 vehicles for a period of one month from an agency
 418 given to police, 156 and 146 to staff of South and North Goa Collectorates respectively