Aam Aadmi Party had alleged ₹ 2,457 crore fraud in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and had planned the protest outside Mr Shah and Mr Baijal’s residences.
New Delhi| On their way to Home Minister Amit Shah and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residences as part of their party’s protest against alleged misappropriation of funds by BJP-controlled Delhi civic body, Aam Aadmi Party leaders Raghav Chadha, Atishi and a number of party leaders were detained today.
Aam Aadmi Party had alleged ₹ 2,457 crore fraud in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and had planned the protest outside Mr Shah and Mr Baijal’s residences to force the government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into its allegations. The Delhi-based party had asked for permission from the police to hold the protest but it was denied citing the coronavirus pandemic.
The North MCD had waived off ₹ 2,457 crore which the South MCD was supposed to pay as rent for using the premises of the civic centre building in central Delhi which is officially the property of the North civic body, the AAP has alleged.
AAP Leader @AtishiAAP manhandled by Delhi Police for peaceful protest outside LG's residence.
AAP demands investigation in the massive corruption of ₹2500 crore by BJP ruled MCDpic.twitter.com/DbrGZnwDGo
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) December 13, 2020
“North MCD waived ₹ 2,500 crore rent dues of South MCD, resulting in a loss to the public exchequer. Who is responsible for this corruption? On Sunday, we will go and meet the Union Home Minister and LG at 11 am. We will sit there till they give consent for CBI inquiry,” Atishi had said in a press conference on Saturday.
“Time and again North MCD says we do not have money to pay for doctors, nurses and other workers. But it waives off ₹ 2500 crore dues of South MCD,” the AAP leader said, adding that Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered a secretary-level inquiry into this.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party had sought permission from Delhi Police on Saturday, but it was denied citing the coronavirus pandemic.
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