BJP files plaint with Lokayukta against Manish Sisodia Jain

first_imgNew Delhi : The Delhi BJP, which alleged that there was a “scam” in the construction of classrooms in government schools Thursday filed a complaint with the Delhi Lokayukta against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and PWD minister Satyendar Jain. The complaint by Delhi BJP president Manoj tiwari accused the ministers in the Kejriwal government of “abuse of position” and “corruption” in the construction of over 12,000 classrooms in government schools. Tiwari’s complaint was filed on his behalf by party leaders. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Sisodia on Wednesday had sent a legal defamation notice to Tiwari, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and BJP MP Parvesh Verma, demanding their “unqualified” apology for their “cooked up” allegations against him. Citing an RTI reply, Tiwari and other BJP leaders had Monday alleged that there was a “scam” of Rs 2,000 crore in construction of 12,748 classrooms in Delhi government schools.. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “Construction of around 12,748 school rooms at very high and inflated cost is being carried out by Delhi government through various agencies,” Tiwari said in the complaint. He also demanded an enquiry against the public functionaries involved in it. The politics over this issue has picked up pace with Delhi BJP leaders filing of a police complaint and demanding a probe while the AAP has retaliated by sending a defamation notice to Tiwari and other party leaders. Advertise With Us Reacting to the charge, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia have dared Tiwari to get them arrested and challenged him to come out with a list of 10 schools in BJP ruled states which could be compared with quality of those run by Delhi government. Slapped with criminal defamation notice, Tiwari hit back saying, BJP leaders will not bow down under pressure tactics. “We refuse to bow down to your pressure tactics @msisodia. We will prove your corruption …@BJP4Delhi stands by the people Of Delhi and will recover this enormous sum of taxpayers money. We will go to Lokayukt and the Courts,” he had tweeted on Wednesday. The Delhi BJP leaders including its spokesperson Harish Khurana, media relations head Neelkant Bakshi and media head Ashok Goyal asserted that the party will stick to its ground to “expose corruption” in the matter. “The Legal and Media team of Delhi BJP filed complaint against the scam in construction of classrooms by Delhi government. We promise to the people Delhi that BJP will take this case to a logical end,” Khurana said. The AAP has accused Tiwari and other leaders of his party of maligning the Kejriwal model of education in Delhi by levelling totally “baseless and fabricated” allegations.last_img read more