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Find out who’s behind onion hoardings: Govt

The Delhi government on Wednesday asked the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to find out who put up hoardings in its areas which allege that the high onion prices in the city are due to the “(Arvind) Kejriwal Tax”.

The hoardings that recently came up refer to allegations that the AAP government was selling onions at Rs 40 a Kg <g data-gr-id="17">despite of</g> procuring them at Rs 18 a Kg. They attribute the difference in prices to the “Kejriwal Tax”. The advertisements also bear the logo of the Delhi government — “Delhi Sarkar, AAP ki Sarkar”.

“We have directed the NDMC to probe who put up the hoardings in its areas targeting the Delhi government. It’s a case of impersonation,” said a senior government official. The hoardings have been put up on different roads that fall under the jurisdiction of the NDMC.

ACB to probe procurement of onions
Just days after the Delhi government dismissed reports about irregularities in procurement of onions, Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has decided to probe the alleged scam. Sources said the ACB headed by IPS officer M K Meena, appointed to the post by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, has constituted a five-member team to probe the process of onions procurement by the Delhi government. 

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