BJP corners Delhi govt on CWG issue

Delhi Government today came under attack from the BJP on the first day of the Assembly session with opposition party alleging "massive corruption" and delays in all the Commonwealth Games projects.

New Delhi: Delhi Government today came
under attack from the BJP on the first day of the Assembly
session with opposition party alleging "massive corruption" and
delays in all the Commonwealth Games projects.

During a discussion on Games preparedness, the BJP
came down heavily on the Delhi government saying its
"inefficiency will lead to a national embarrassment".

The BJP also alleged that the government diverted huge
amounts of funds meant for welfare of SC community.

Initiating the discussion, senior BJP leader VK
Malhotra said the CVC has "exposed" the financial bunglings in
Games projects and said as Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is
responsible for the "tardy preparation for the event".

Earlier in the day, the House was adjourned twice as
BJP legislators demanded suspension of Question Hour and a
detailed discussion on alleged financial irregularities
corruption and delays in Games projects.

Replying to the debate, PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan
rejected allegations of corruption and said no irregularities
have been committed in any of the CWG projects being
implemented by Delhi Government.

He said all the projects will be completed well in
time and there was no reason to worry about the preparations.
He said government had undertaken 77 infrastructure projects
worth over Rs 16,000 crore and almost all of them are nearing
completion.

The Minister said out of the total outlay of Rs 16,198
crore for various projects, works worth Rs 3,803 crore are
directly linked to the mega event.

"No corruption has taken place in any of the
projects," Raj Kumar Chauhan said.

The BJP legislators staged a walkout after Dikshit did
not heed their demand to reply to the debate.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of BJP workers staged a
demonstration outside the Assembly demanding a thorough probe
into the allegation of financial irregularities and corruption
in the Games projects.

The five-day session of the House began by paying
homage to former MLA Shiv Charan Gupta, who died recently.

PTI

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