New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and corruption have become synonymous and said he has no right to continue in the post. At a press conference on alleged irregularities in the purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation, BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia alleged that every department of the AAP government is involved in corrupt activities, including “tailoring contracts and tenders.” Kejriwal’s friends benefit
Earlier there was excise policy, now there is irregularity in the purchase of buses? Kejriwal and corruption have become synonymous. How can you claim to be ‘hardcore honest’? People have understood that you are ‘radically corrupt’… you have no right to continue in the chief minister’s chair,” the BJP leader said.
He said Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot was made the chairman of the committee for tendering and procurement of buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) “with the intention of benefiting friends”.
Bhatia alleged that the appointment of DIMTS as bid management consultant for this tender was done to facilitate wrongdoing.
The BJP spokesperson said the AAP has not responded to the “allegations of irregularities”, but has raised another unrelated issue to divert attention.
Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta, who addressed the press conference, alleged that the Kejriwal government has violated the tender rules and guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission in favor of some companies.
“Kejriwal doesn’t believe in CVC, his only motive is DCC? Direct cash collection,” he alleged.
On Saturday, Delhi LG VK Saxena approved a proposal to send a complaint to the CBI to probe the alleged corruption in the purchase of buses.
A complaint addressed to Saxena in June this year claimed that the appointment of the transport minister as the chairman of the committee for tendering and procurement of buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) was done “in a pre-planned manner”.
Sources said the complaint alleges irregularities in the July 2019 procurement bid for 1,000 low-floor BS-IV and BS-VI buses and another bid for the purchase of low-floor BS-VI buses and annual maintenance contract in March 2020. was alleged. ,