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AAP protecting corrupt officials: Delhi BJP after Rajendra Kumar's arrest

New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Tuesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party government, accusing it of protecting "corrupt" officials, legislators and ministers of the ruling party.

"Delhi government is sheltering such officers and employees who are corrupt and whose track record is poor, legislators who are involved in corruption and ministers who have FIRs against them," Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said.

File image of Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

File image of Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

The party has prepared a pamphlet based on the layout of a Rs 1000 bank note, bearing the photograph of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and of Rs 400 crore denomination, referring to the alleged water tanker scam.

The pamphlet, conceived and designed by party national secretary RP Singh, will be distributed in all Assembly constituencies of Delhi during a campaign starting 11 July.

Referring to Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested on Monday by CBI for allegedly favouring a private firm in award of Delhi government contracts, Upadhyay alleged that "consultancy, contract, and co-terminus appointments" are budding in the AAP government.

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta accused Kejriwal and Water Minister Kapil Mishra of "sitting" over the report of a fact-finding committee on the alleged Rs 400 crore tanker scam.

"The present government is protecting the accused in the tanker scam which occurred under previous government," he said.

He also demanded that Kejriwal tell people why he allowed Kumar to continue as his Principal Secretary despite the "serious" charge of corruption against him.

Kumar was arrested yesterday by the CBI in connection with a case of showing undue favours to a private company in awarding government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.

Updated Date: Jul 05, 2016 18:24 PM

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