Amid the controversy over appointment of 21 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today trained its guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for shielding former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over the alleged 400 crore water tanker scam. AAP leader Dilip Pandey accused BJP of being an ally of the Congress Party.
What were BJP and Modi ji doing for the period of 1 year when they were running Delhi? Why no action?”, Dilip Pandey questioned.
Trouble mounted for the former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit when a report of a fact-finding panel on the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam linking her, was on Thursday forwarded to anti-graft agency Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for further investigation.
The report by a committee of the Delhi Jal Board was sent to Jung by the AAP government for probe by either CBI or Delhi’s ACB following persistent demand by the city BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
Jung has also forwarded to ACB a complaint filed with him by Gupta accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of “suppressing” the committee’s report into the tanker scam for 11 months. Dikshit was not immediately available for comment.
Water Minister Kapil Mishra on June 12 had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jung recommending either CBI or ACB probe against Dikshit in connection with alleged water tanker scam.
“LG has forwarded the committee’s report to the ACB for appropriate action in the matter. He has also forwarded Gupta’s complaint that the Delhi Chief Minister suppressed the report of the fact-finding committee for 11 months,” government sources said.
Mishra today said that the former Delhi chief minister should be behind the bars for alleged corruption and that she was not facing any action as BJP was not keen to punish the guilty.
“We have filed 3 FIRs against her for various corruption cases and one in depth enquiry report which is with ACB now. My Report exposing corruption by Sheila Dikshit has been forwarded to ACB,” he said.
Last week, the AAP Government had made the committee’s report public after Gupta demanded from Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly to do the same.