1. Ahead of MCD polls 2017, BJP rakes-up AAP’s Rs 12,000 per plate row again; demands Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation

Ahead of MCD polls 2017, BJP rakes-up AAP’s Rs 12,000 per plate row again; demands Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation

"This is a question to those who before the Delhi state elections had said that they will not take official residence, cars or allowances," Vijender Gupta said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 8, 2017 5:59 PM
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Raking an old issue again, Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation for an alleged misuse of public for a Government event held last year. As per allegations, the Kejriwal led-Delhi government organised an  extravagant party to mark its second anniversary in office, which according to BJP costed over Rs 12,000 per plate. The BJP alleged that AAP flouted all norms to organise this party. “BJP condemns the misuse of government money and demands immediate resignation from the Kejriwal government,” Union minister Piyush Goyal said.

“This is a question to those who before the Delhi state elections had said that they will not take official residence, cars or allowances,” Vijender Gupta, leader of opposition in Delhi, said in press conference. “They had promised to open community food outlets for poor,” he added.  Gupta, giving further details of the party, said: “Kejriwal organised a function on February 11, 12, 2016 to celebrate AAP’s Delhi govt anniversary in Taj Mahal hotel, where it spent approximately Rs 11 lakh on 80 guests.” Taking a jibe at Delhi CM, He added: “We want to ask Kejriwal, what AAP served to these 80 people people that it costed over Rs 12,000 per plate.”

Replying to the allegations, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that entire row is a conspiracy malign Delhi Government’s image ahead of MCD polls 2017. “The said Rs 13,000 food bill was with me, and I had initially denied to give it a go ahead,” Sisodia said. He further alleged Delhi LG Anil Baijal of deliberately leaking government documents on BJP’s instructions. The entire controversy came to limelight once again after Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta tweeted copy of an alleged bill of the said event.

It was alleged that Delhi CM was allowed a maximum amount Rs 2500/ plate. As per reports, two parties were organised by the CM on February 11 and 12 at his residence, where AAP MLAs, ministers and party supporters were among the attendees.

The national capital is preparing to hold the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections that are going to take place on April 23. Various parties like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Swaraj India are contesting the elections and will soon start the campaigning in full swing so as to spread their wings before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

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