Had written to Kejriwal over Rajendra Kumar but CM didn't reply: Transparency International
Rajendra Kumar was hand-picked by Kejriwal to be part of his team after he returned as Delhi CM .
New Delhi: Blowing a hole into Arvind Kejriwal's claim that had he been informed he would have acted himself against Rajendra Kumar, corruption watchdog Transparency International, Thursday, claimed that they had written a letter to the Delhi CM in May to investigate Kumar but he he did nothing about it.
“In May, we received info from a whistleblower,we thought its better to write to Delhi CM. We wrote to the CM on May 27, we didn't get any reply as yet,” said Ashutosh Mishra, Executive Director, Transparency International India.
“The letter said, Rajendra Kumar was appointed in different organisations within a particular time period and in all these organisations a particular company was favoured and particular contract was given to them without following proper procedure,” he added.
Rajendra Kumar was hand-picked by Kejriwal to be part of his team after he returned as Delhi CM in February.
The CBI had raided Rajender Kumar's office right next to that of the Chief Minister at the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday morning. Since then Kumar is being questioned by the CBI on a daily basis.
The whole issue has triggered a massive political row between the and the Centre with its echo also being heard in the Parliament .