MP Asks How The Firm Killed Over 3.2 Lakh Rats In 7 Days In Maharashtra’s Mantralaya

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MP Asks How The Firm Killed Over 3.2 Lakh Rats In 7 Days In Maharashtra’s Mantralaya

A few days back the news of 3,19,400 rats in Mantralaya being killed by a private firm in just 7 days of work was viral. The news has raised many questions as to how the firm killed them so quickly and effectively.


Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse on Thursday alleged that there was a scam in the way a contract to kill rats in Mantralaya.



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Khadse asked how could the company which was given the contract to kill 3,19,400 rats in Mantralaya accomplish the task in mere seven days. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had taken two years to kill six lakh rats in the city. Have a look at a video.




महाराष्ट्र में चूहा घोटाले में निशाने पर सरकार, चूहा मारने में भी हुआ भ्रष्टाचार?#Ratअन्य वीडियो देखें- https://khabar.ndtv.com/videos


Posted by NDTVKhabar.com on Samstag, 24. März 2018




“A survey found that there were 3,19,400 rats in Mantralaya. A work order was issued by the General Administration Department. The company was given six months. But it claimed to have killed them in just seven days,” Khadse said. “It means it killed 45,628.57 rats a day. Those 0.57 must be the new-born ones,” he said, evoking laughter in the House. “It also means the company killed 31.68 rats every minute. Their weight was around 9,125.71 kg and every day one truck was required to take dead rats out of Mantralaya. But it is not known where they were disposed of,” he said.



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The government could have deployed ten cats to do the job instead of hiring a private firm, the former revenue minister said in a lighter vein.


Dharma Patil, a farmer who committed suicide in February, consumed poison from the stock kept by the company on the premises of Mantralaya, he alleged. Patil, alleging injustice in an award of compensation for land acquisition, consumed poison at Mantralaya and died a few days later.


“There is no information on whether the company had the permission to use the poison. Also, was it permitted to keep the poison stock in Mantralaya?” Khadse asked.



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“It is very surprising that this company killed over three lakh rats in just seven days while the BMC took two years to kill six lakh rats. There is a discrepancy in the claim made by the company,” he said, demanding an inquiry.


Khadse has also claimed that the address on which company is registered is fake. He also claimed that the chairperson of the company died in 2008.


Only time will tell what is the truth and what actions are taken on the case.


Published by Bhaumik Raja on 24 Mar 2018
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