Arvind Kejriwal Faces Allegations Of “Samosa Scam” From The Opposition BJPApril 11, 2017 15:50
The Delhi CM, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, is back in the news again, ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) encountered the “Samosa Scam” and alleged the involvement of the Delhi CM’s Government.
BJP has targeted Kejriwal, by exposing the irregularities in the administration at ground level. The Opposition has made revelations that, the Arvind-Kejriwal, led Delhi Government, in the last one and half year, had spent more than Rs 1 crore of public money on tea and samosas.
A query under the Right to Information Act, about the splurge has been reported by the BJP, to the Government.
BJP Official spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, has put out posters in the city, over the allegations on Kejriwal.
The “Samosa scam” came days after the leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijendra Gupta, held a press conference to allege that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has misused public funds on lunches at the Delhi Cm’s residence last year, which costed a whopping amount of Rs 13,000 per person.
Gupta, further, demanding the Government’s resignation, alleged that the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) had organized two lunch parties last year on 11 and 12 February for 50 and 30 persons respectively which cost over Rs11 lakh.
Union minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal referred the alleged expenditure “mind boggling”. “The government is a custodian of public funds entrusted to it by tax payers in the form of exchequer. But Kejriwal and his party have been misusing these funds for the last two years for its political needs and purposes,” Goyal said.
Mr. Kejriwal is yet to comment on these allegations. However, Kejriwal’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia denied the allegations saying he had never cleared the file for the expense which was sent to him.
Sisodia alleged that “The so-called food bill of Rs 13,000 was sent to me by officers for clearance a year back, but I never approved them. The files have been with the then Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung’s office for the past six months. It seems the LG’s office has leaked it now under pressure from the BJP.”
Under financial rules, the permissible limit for hosting a lunch in non-five star hotels, is Rs 1,250 per person. No codal formalities or financial rules were followed before placing the orders. The BJP leaders further said, “Two bills were raised by DTTDC for a total amount of Rs 11,04,357.”