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BJP alleges PDS scam in capital, calls for a probe

PTI
Published : Apr 5, 2018, 7:48 am IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2018, 7:48 am IST

The Delhi BJP will stage a protest demonstration at the Assembly tomorrow over the issue.

Manoj Tiwari
 Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Wednesday alleged a scam in the public distribution system (PDS) in the national capital, and dared the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to go for an independent probe into it.

Citing the findings of a CAG report that was tabled in the Delhi Assembly yesterday, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari charged that food grains meant for the poor were being “diverted to ration mafia”.

 

“Like chara ghotala (fodder scam) in Bihar, Delhi is witnessing a ration scam as the CAG report points out. Motorcycles and scooters were used for transporting ration which was diverted to ration mafia instead of the poor people,” Tiwari told a press conference.

It has been reported that the Delhi government is planning for a CBI probe into instances of graft flagged by the CAG report, and the BJP too wanted the matter be probed by an independent agency, he stated. The Delhi BJP will stage a protest demonstration at the Assembly tomorrow over the issue.  

BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Pravesh Verma and Ramesh Bidhuri too attacked the AAP, saying it was trying to save itself by attacking the Lieutenant-Governor over the proposed doorstep delivery system.

 

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “This is what LG trying to protect when he rejects doorstep delivery of rations. The entire system is in the grip of mafia.”  

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