Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has cleared a proposal by chief secretary Naresh Kumar to ahead a criticism – linked to the alleged corruption within the procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi Transport Company – to the CBI. The criticism was acquired by the LG Secretariat workplace.
Shortly after, the AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj – at a presser – stated: “The CBI couldn’t discover 1.5 years in the past. Why is the L-G defaming his personal authorities?”
The event comes amid intensifying probe over the Delhi excise coverage, which had additionally led to searches by the central probe company on the residence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia amongst different areas. The AAP and the BJP have been locked in a bitter standoff as either side accuse one another of corruption. The BJP has been lashing out on the ruling celebration within the nationwide capital, alleging corruption not simply over the liquor coverage however within the schooling sector too.
Final month, amid the buying and selling of barbs, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that the BJP was making makes an attempt at toppling the elected authorities in Delhi, claiming that the rival celebration had put aside ₹800 crore for this. He even had a ground take a look at within the state meeting, which he stated was a message that the Operation Lotus – or makes an attempt to topple the federal government – had failed.
Amid excessive drama, the meeting noticed protests from either side with the AAP looking for probe towards LG Saxena, and the BJP demanding Manish Sisodia’s resignation.
The BJP had even urged the L-G to probe the AAP’s horse-trading claims.
In the meantime, a matter linked to the bus procurement case can be within the Delhi Excessive Court docket. Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot had final yr approached the excessive courtroom along with his civil defamation lawsuit towards the BJP’s Vijender Gupta, looking for ₹5 crore in damages, accusing him of creating scandalous statements over procurement of 1,000 low ground buses.
On Wednesday, the courtroom requested the 2 leaders to discover the potential for settling the defamation case.