Kejriwal’s name must be included as accused in tanker scam, demands BJP


Delhi BJP leaders on Wednesday sought registration of an FIR in the alleged Rs 400-crore tanker scam by Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) or CBI against the city’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal.

The party leaders met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and pressed for inclusion of Kejriwal’s name in the list for “suppressing” facts in the matter, reported PTI.

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In its memorandum submitted to Jung, BJP leaders claimed that a fact finding committee set up by the AAP government had submitted its report in July last year and Water Minister Kapil Mishra had apprised the Chief Minister about it.

Delhi BJP media incharge Praveen Kapoor said in a statement, “Mishra had written a letter to Chief Minister Kejriwal in this context and also submitted the report of the committee but he sat over the file for 11 months. Hence from legal point of view he is guilty of protecting the persons involved in the scam.”

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A Delhi government official tokd the news agency that the BJP ought to have handed over the control of ACB to the AAP government before leveling allegations against the Chief Minister Kejriwal.

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“We had directed for a probe but who took away ACB,” he said, adding what did BJP do in the matter when it was “calling the shots” for 1.5 years before AAP came to power.


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