Panaji: Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has rubbished the statement by BJP Goa spokesman Savio Rodrigues claiming that it was Public Works Department that had to be decide whether to give the work on Kala Academy on nomination.
Rodrigues had accused Gaude of being involved in Rs 50 crore scam.
Responding to his statement, Gaude told reporters “who is this spokesperson? Is he an official person of BJP? I don’t know him. I can’t reply to his statement you can ask him.”
Gaude further said “I never made any statement that the tender is not required. The cabinet had decided whether the work should be tendered or given on nomination basis that had to be decided by the PWD and the PWD has taken this call to give it on nomination.”