"Sushil Modi has a weak mathematics... without going into the details of awarding tenders for replacement of transformers in some districts, he made allegations with political interest," state Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav told reporters.

The Minister alleged Sushil Modi did it "deliberately" and with "malice" and said such action could warrant lawful action.

However, when asked him if the state government was contemplating any lawful action against Sushil Modi, Yadav did not give any clear answer and said only if the allegations were backed with evidence, the state government would have no hesitation in getting it probed by the vigilance department.

Sushil Modi had on Tuesday alleged the state government had incurred a loss of Rs 37 crore by awarding a tender for Rs 96 crore on turnkey basis for replacement of transformers and other electricity equipment under the RMGVY in some districts.

Alleging that contracts were awarded in gross violation of rules, he had cited suppliers were asked to supply the equipment at high rates so that the ruling party could seek funds from them during the coming Assembly polls.

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