Will probe scams under Dikshit govt if voted to power: BJP
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 19:48
  
New Delhi: A day after Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit challenged the opposition to provide proof of corruption in her government or stop making baseless charges, BJP on Sunday said it will set up an accountability commission to probe various alleged scams in her dispensation in the last 15 years if it was voted to power in the upcoming assembly polls.

"The Accountability Commission will ensure that all those who have looted taxpayers' money during Congress regime are brought to the book. "No one will be spared if they have indulged in any kind of corruption," Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel said.

Alleging "massive corruption" in Delhi Government, he also slammed Dikshit for "outrightly rejecting" serious charges of graft and said all those involved in wrongdoings will be taken to task if people of the capital makes BJP victorious in the December 4 election.

"The need for the has arisen due to the continuous negation of facts by the Chief Minister and her ministers. Dikshit and her whole cabinet has been indicted by at least one and at times more than one of the premier constitutional bodies ?such as CAG, Public Accounts Committee and Lokayukta.

"But it shocking that the Chief Minister is still blatantly asking for proof of corruption," Goel said. "The BJP will not let the Congress leaders scoot away with the loot at the cost of taxpayers. Our endeavour will be not only to indict the guilty but to retrieve the money back to the state exchequer. This money will be used for the welfare schemes," he said.

Rejecting BJP and Aam Aadmi Party's allegations of "widespread corruption" in her government, Dikshit had yesterday challenged them to provide "proof" of their charges or stop making such allegations.

"Both BJP and AAP have been defaming us by alleging that there has been corruption in our government. If you have come across cases of corruption, then please tell us where is the corruption.

"Nobody becomes corrupt if you keep repeating the charges. I challenge them to give us proof of graft. We will take action," she had said.

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

Goel also alleged that a number of schemes such as Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna for offering low-cost houses to poor were announced by Delhi Government and money was charged but nothing was delivered.

"Such cases would be looked into and action would be taken against those responsible for misleading common people.

"Several cases of irregularities such as transport scam, Yamuna cleaning scam, Slum rehabilitation scam, ration card scam which have been brushed under the carpet will be taken to their logical conclusion. No one, however influential that will be spared if he or she has done anything wrong and betrayed the trust and faith of the common people," Goel said.

Indicating that BJP will initiate probe into CWG irregularities, Goel said the commission will look into all recommendations of Lokayukta, PAC and CAG into various alleged bunglings in the last 15 years.

"The Accountability Commission will go into all the recommendations of Lokayukta, PAC and CAG during 15 years of Congress rule. It will also go into records of the Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Bureau and Vigilance wing.

We have come to know the Congress government has deliberately brushed under the carpet several cases involving billions of rupees of corruption," the BJP leader said.

"The Accountability Commission will be a permanent watchdog and will ensure that whoever may be in power should be held accountable. This would help to make administration free of corruption, efficient and more people friendly," he added.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 19:48


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