Dokka defends bidding through Swiss Challenge

Dokka defends bidding through Swiss Challenge
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TDP spokesperson and former Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad on Tuesday said the Central government too adopted Swiss Challenge method to invite bids for development works. 

Vijayawada: TDP spokesperson and former Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad on Tuesday said the Central government too adopted Swiss Challenge method to invite bids for development works.

Speaking at a press conference at TDP office here, Dokka defended the Swiss Challenge method and said that the Central government had invited bids for railway works in Swiss Challenge method in the past. He said the Congress government in Karnataka was also following the same method in tender process.

He made these comments in the wake of Opposition parties coming down heavily on the State government for inviting bids through Swiss Challenge for developing 6.84 sq km start-up area in Amaravati.

Dokka said, “Swiss Challenge method was not discovered by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and this method was adopted in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh for building P V Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway in Hyderabad.”

He said Swiss Challenge method is one among 10 methods in the tender process. Turning his gun on YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy, he said that Jagan was unable to digest the development works being taken up by the State government.

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