The minister said the allegation that a company blacklisted in eight states had been given contract to supply pipes for the mega water supply project was false since the UP government had not floated any tender for pipes in the past four years.
“Our projects are being implemented on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode. The company which gets the tender for project, makes purchases and the government does not interfere, but we do keep a check on quality,” he said.
“None of the eight states where AAP claimed the company is blacklisted, have actually blacklisted it,” the minister said.
The Himachal Pradesh government termed its work satisfactory while the Jammu and Kashmir government asked for some pipes to be changed, but did not…