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Corruption allegations during Dikshit rule will be probed: Goel

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 17:10

New Delhi: With battlelines drawn for November assembly election, Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel on Sunday said major cases of alleged graft and financial bungling during Sheila Dikshit`s rule, including CWG scam, will be probed, if BJP returns to power in the city.

"There will be no witch hunt. But if this government has done something wrong, then definitely we will order probe," Goel said in an interview.

Exuding confidence of winning the election after three consecutive defeats, Goel said the party will fight the polls presenting an "alternative agenda" for inclusive growth for the city while taking "best components" from the development models of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh which are ruled by the BJP.

Alleging that Congress government in the city was involved in "massive corruption" and that people were fed up with the current dispensation, he said investigation will be ordered into major scams and irregularities if the BJP wins the election.

But at the same time Goel made it clear that there will be no question of witch hunt or vendetta.

When asked whether there will be investigation into scams in Commonwealth Games projects implemented by Delhi Government if BJP comes to power, he said "yes, definitely.

"We will definitely do (ordering probe) it. I was involved in CWG. I had started an agitation against corruption in hosting of the Commonwealth Games. When the CVC, CAG and the Prime Minister-appointed Shunglu Committee found it (graft), that means there was corruption," the Delhi BJP chief said adding those found guilty will be punished.

The CAG, Shunglu Committee and CVC had found alleged financial irregularities in number of CWG projects implemented by Delhi Government.

The Shunglu Committee had found alleged procedural violations even chief minister Sheila Dikshit in executing projects related to the 2010 Games.

The Delhi Government, however, had strongly rejected the findings.

Noting that hike in power tariff in the city will be a major issue, Goel said if BJP manages to form the government then a detailed probe will be ordered on the very first day into the accounts of the three private power distribution companies in the city.

The BJP has already announced that it will cut tariff by 30 per cent if it wins the polls while alleging "an unholy nexus" between the city government and the private companies.

"If we come to power, then on the very first day we will order a thorough probe into accounts of the discoms," he said.


First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 17:10

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