DJB scam bigger than Delhi liquor scam: BJP

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DJB scam bigger than Delhi liquor scam: BJP

Friday, 01 December 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

After exposing a scam of Rs 500 crore in the sewage treatment plants, BJP BJP leaders and workers on Thursday staged a protest outside the Delhi Jal Board office accusing the AAP government-run agency of corruption and demanded a CBI probe in the matter.   The party members accused the DJB of running a "scam" awarding bogus tenders for the upgradation of its sewerage treatment plants. Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva alleged that the DJB "scam" was bigger than the "liquor scam" – an alleged scam which has seen the jailing of several AAP leaders, including deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

 Sachdeva said that the tender of Rs 1200 crore was floated for Rs 1546 crore and then it was raised to Rs 1938 crore. β€œIn this way the Kejriwal government did the work of looting the Jal Board. The sewer lines are being laid for 9 years and payment has been made thrice but still nothing has been done in the name of work. All these things show that Kejriwal's politics is a politics of lies, deception, fraud and loot which the people of Delhi will one day uproot,” he said.

He alleged that at DJB there were many instances where tenders were issued, and payments were made, but no work was done.  Sachdeva said BJP workers will reach every home in Delhi to expose DJB's corruption.

 Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri demanded a CBI probe into the alleged corruption.  He charged that a meeting of the DJB that approved the tenders was participated in by Manish Sisodia and Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj with several AAP MLAs as members of the panel. Bidhuri said that there was a time when DJB was in profit of Rs 700 crore but today it is in loss of Rs 70,000 crore.

Despite CAG repeatedly writing letters to Chief Minister Kejriwal for the last eight years, the Kejriwal government did not even get the accounts of the Jal Board audited.

Former Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said Kejriwal, who started the Corruption Free India movement in Delhi, has today become the biggest king of the same corruption.

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