Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday alleged a Rs 3,237-crore “fraud” within the Delhi Jal Board beneath the AAP authorities, citing a number of accounting-related irregularities since 2017.
Nevertheless, the AAP responded to the accusations, saying that the BJP, true to its nature, has as soon as once more provide you with a brand new technique to “boycott” the progress of the individuals of Delhi.
“It doesn’t go effectively with a federal minister making such fabricated insinuations in opposition to an ‘trustworthy’ authorities devoted to its individuals,” the affiliation mentioned in an announcement.
In a joint press convention with BJP’s Delhi unit chief Virendra Sachdeva, Lekhi claimed that issuing tenders for 12,000 work orders value Rs 600 crore was averted by maintaining the worth of every under Rs 5 lakh.
Sachdeva mentioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ought to refer the “rip-off” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) for investigation.
If he fails to take action, he’ll urge the ruling BJP to take action, Sachdeva added.
Lekhi mentioned AAP and Kejriwal used to say the existence of a “water tanker mafia” throughout the Sheila Dikshit authorities but it surely exists even now.
“The accounts haven’t been maintained since 2017 and they’re making an attempt to cover the small print. Whereas Rs 1,601 crore is lacking from the books, there’s a mismatch of Rs 1,167 crore between the monetary assertion of the DJB (Delhi Jal Board) and the reconciliation assertion,” of the banks. There may be additionally no hint of a time period deposit of Rs 135 crore.”
Lekhi additional alleged that there was a “fraud value Rs 3,237 crore beneath varied heads” within the type of monetary accounting irregularities, changes and readjustments, lack of mounted deposits amongst others.
AAP alleged that it’s “shameful” that the BJP, by way of the GNCTD Modification Act, has ensured that officers should not working for the individuals of Delhi for the final six months.
“The finance division has delayed funds supplied to the Delhi Jal Board, which is hampering the event of Delhi. That is being accomplished by the identical officers who, on the directions of the BJP, stopped funds for Mohalla clinics earlier than the MCD (Municipal Company of Delhi) elections,” it mentioned.
The Delhi authorities stays emphatic on the progress and prosperity of the town and its individuals, and the DJB is engaged on offering water and sanitation services, AAP mentioned.
“Now, to be able to cease the work, the BJP is making false allegations. They are going to now threaten the officers with CBI inquiries.”
That is simply to cease the great works being accomplished by the Kejriwal authorities. He asserted that regardless of how laborious the BJP tries, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities will proceed to work for the individuals of Delhi.
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