Disproportionate assets complaint against Goa Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar

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A complaint filed on Thursday with the Goa Lokayukta against Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar sought a probe into his disproportionate assets.

In the complaint filed under Section 11 of the Goa Lokayukta Act, the complainant, advocate Aires Rodrigues has drawn the attention of the Lokayukta that Mr. Madkaikar’s company, Nikitasha Realtors Pvt. Ltd., had on April 1 this year, inaugurated a bungalow in survey no. 144/2 next to the Basilica of Bom Jesus in North Goa, estimated to have cost around ₹200 crore.

Last month, he lodged a complaint of disproportionate assets with the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), Goa against Mr. Madkaikar, which the ACB officials said “was under examination.”

The complainant has attached a copy of the affidavit of assets filed by Mr. Madkaikar on January 13, 2017 along with his nomination papers during the 2017 Assembly elections.

The complaint pointed out that in his I-T returns for the financial year 2015-16, Mr. Madkaikar had shown his total income for the year as ₹1, 44,389 and that of his wife Janita, sarpanch of Old Goa village panchayat, a sum of ₹24,389.

The complaint also finds details of all personal loans of the Minister and his wife to claim that the construction of this new bungalow at Old Goa was disproportionate to his known source of income.

Urging the Lokayukta to seek a status report from the ACB of the complaint filed by him against Mr. Madkaikar, Mr. Rodrigues has also sought in his complaint that the Lokayukta issue action to be taken against Mr. Madkaikar.

Mr. Madkaikar is presently in a private hospital in Mumbai convalescing after a surgery he underwent on Monday following a brain stroke he suffered.

Source: The Hindu

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