Not a single toilet built in city under Swachchh Mission, says report.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of “exemplary action” in cases of “corruption and irregularities” as pointed out by the CAG in its report, even as government sources claimed that the AAP dispensation is contemplating to refer such matters for CBI inquiry. Citing the report highlighting “lapses” in the public distribution system, Mr Kejriwal attacked lieutenant- governor Anil Baijal for “rejecting” the AAP government’s proposed doorstep delivery and charged him with “protecting” ration mafia in Delhi.
“Exemplary action will be taken against the guilty in each case of corruption or irregularity pointed by CAG. No one will be spared (sic),” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Sharing an extract from the CAG report highlighting various loopholes, Mr Kejriwal tweeted, “This is what LG trying to protect when he rejects doorstep delivery of rations. The entire ration system is in the grip of mafia protected by political masters. Doorstep delivery would have destroyed this mafia.”
Sources said that at least 50 cases from the CAG report have been identified by the government so far and the report is being studied for more such cases to be sent for CBI probe. “At least 50 cases from the CAG report have been identified to be sent to CBI for inquiry. The report is being studied and the number of cases to be sent to CBI may increase. The chief minister himself is looking into the report,” they said. After tabling the CAG report in the Delhi Assembly, deputy chief Minister Manish Sisodia too attacked Mr Baijal and bureaucrats over findings of the report pertaining to municipal roads and the public distribution system.
The report also claimed that not a single toilet was constructed in the national capital since the inception of the Swachh Bharat Mission two-and-half years ago, with funds to the tune of Rs 40.31 crore for this purpose lying ‘idle’