CM Kejriwal uses ACB for political gains, alleges BJP
The Leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta on Tuesday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is aiming his political goals by misusing <g data-gr-id="40">Anti Corruption</g> Bureau (ACB). He asserted that Kejriwal is politicising the bureaucracy on the name of fighting corruption.
“The sharing of officers between Kejriwal and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will follow seat sharing between them in upcoming Bihar Assembly elections,”alleged Gupta.
He further said, “The hiring of police personnel was done after meeting of chief ministers of Delhi and Bihar. It is clear attempt of politicising bureaucracy and bypassing Centre. It will benefit none but harm people of Delhi in <g data-gr-id="34">long</g> <g data-gr-id="35">run,”alleged</g> Gupta.
He, however, clarified that BJP is not against bringing of officers from other states but <g data-gr-id="48">proper</g> procedure should be followed and the Central government must be taken into confidence. Gupta alleged that Kejriwal government is engaged in ‘drama’ to deviate <g data-gr-id="45">attention</g> of people from crucial issues.
Earlier, in the day Gupta led a BJP delegation to meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung demanding to give land to the Centre to set up power sub-stations. “We have demanded intervention of LG into the matter as projects worth Rs 7791 crore are stalled since past three months. We demand LG to allot the land on a token price of Rs 1 per acre in <g data-gr-id="41">public</g> <g data-gr-id="42">interest,”said</g> Gupta.
The Central government during President rule in the city had sanctioned power sub-stations worth Rs 7791 crore to set up power sub-stations in Delhi for which Central government agreed to reimburse <g data-gr-id="49">cost</g> of land to Delhi government.
“Centre agreed to pay Rs 9 crore per acre totalling Rs 100 crore as <g data-gr-id="38">price</g> of the required land. But Kejriwal government asked Center to pay 20 percent lease price every year for the next 35 years
totalling Rs 700 crore which is stalling the <g data-gr-id="29">project,”added</g> Gupta.