New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday suspended senior Delhi bureaucrat Sanjay Pratap Singh after he was detained by Central Bureau of Investigation in a bribery case.
The 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service officer is the Principal Secretary of the Department of Welfare of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities in the Delhi government.
Singh had allegedly demanded Rs 2.2 lakh from the complainant who provided security guards and subordinate staff to the department. He had allegedly sought the bribe to clear the firm’s monthly bills. The owner of the firm, who also works as an AAP volunteer in East Delhi, had lodged a complaint with the CBI.
The Principal Secretary asked the complainant to hand over the amount to his personal assistant Ramesh Kumar.
The complainant approached Delhi chief minister in this regard and thereafter decided to set up a trap to catch the official in flagrante delicto with the help of CBI. A CBI team, which had been tailing Kumar, caught him and Singh red-handed, said sources.
Notably, the Aam Admi Party and its government claim to have zero tolerance towards corruption. One of the party’s senior-most officers was also fired recently for alleged involvement in corruption.
Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken told the media that Mishra’s claims were not mere allegations but testimony of an eyewitness warranting initiation of criminal proceedings against Kejriwal.
“Mishra’s claim that Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore is not mere allegation rather an affidavit before the public of what he saw. He is saying what he saw as an eyewitness. The Centre, the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the CBI should immediately take action and register a FIR against Kejriwal.
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“Kejriwal has no moral right to continue as the Chief Minister. He should immediately resign,” said Maken.
He said the AAP, which governs Delhi, was “riddled with corruption”.
“Six of the seven AAP ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia are facing corruption charges,” he said.
Maken alleged that the Modi government was reluctant to take action against the Kejriwal government.
“Corruption charges against AAP are nothing new. The Shunglu Committee indicted the AAP government of serious corruption charges but we have seen no action.
“The BJP is very vocal in criticising the Kejriwal government but when it comes to taking action there is a reluctance. The charges made by Mishra are very serious and cannot be dismissed. The Centre has to take action.”
Maken said the Congress will launch a signature campaign in Delhi from Tuesday and hand over 10 lakh signatures to Kejriwal as a referendum on the AAP. IANS
An audio is in circulation since 2-3 days in the official WhatsApp groups of Aam Aadmi party that exposes the murky politics into which Aam Aadmi Party has got indulged into.
The recently concluded MCD Elections 2017 has marked the sixth back to back defeat of AAP after its thumping 67 seats mandate in Delhi. Although the prime official reason for AAP defeats is said to be the intentional manipulation of the EVMs (Electronic voting machines) but the real reasons somewhere go down internal unchecked corruption within the AAP, that has also led to disengagement of the ground volunteers of the party.
The audio clip in circulation is the conversation between the Ward Secretary of Sangam Vihar assembly and a ground volunteer of the party.
The conversation reveals that AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was quite upset with AAP leaders as they did not give the ticket for just concluded MCD polls to the person whom he had suggested but decided on their own.
NewsGram confirmed with Tarun regarding the audio clip and he clearly states that the MLA has asked the ground volunteers not to cooperate with the candidate Pankaj Gupta so that he loses the election. The audio also exposes how AAP MLAs have not been working in their constituencies and Delhi residents were unhappy with Delhi Government’s functioning.
The audio also reveals another alarming fact!
The whole party is now a puppet in the hands of 4-5 people introducing the ‘High Command’ culture in the party and MCD tickets were sold by some AAP leaders.
The name that surfaces in the alleged ticket selling that surfaces here in the conversation is of Sanjay Singh, who has sold the tickets for MCD elections.
Tarun, the ward secretary says in the audio, “If you want a ticket from the party, simply pay Rs.25 lacs. Gone are the golden democratic days of the party when tickets were awarded to the most deserving candidate of the party through internalised voting system.” He further says, had he knew that by paying Rs 25 lacs he could have got the ticket, he wouldn’t have spent money working on the ground for AAP but would have directly paid to the leaders”.
The AAP functionary continues and says that he is highly disappointed with the party. The party came into the politics with the passion to change the prevailing corrupt political system in the country. But lately, the party has changed itself in a negative manner and now all its passion is directed towards playing the routine corrupt politics.
The talk also verifies another allegation of volunteers, namely para-dropped fielded by AAP leadership for MCD polls.
Rajesh (as named in the clip) from Wazirpur (North) area was given ticket by AAP leadership when he was not even supported by a majority of AAP volunteers of that area. Also, a new face, Neelam Agarwal from Tughlakabad Extension was given ticket whom no volunteer had ever seen working for the party.
Towards the end of the audio, it was also known that many ground level workers have decided not support the questionable candidates fielded by AAP leadership.
New Delhi, April 04, 2017: Roshan Lal Falwaria is a popular name in Madipur assembly, who laid the foundations of AAP’s presence in the assembly that led two AAP’s mega victory.
The same Roshan is now fighting a battle against corruption with his own party. The ticket distribution for the upcoming MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) elections have made AAP famous for all the wrong reasons and has brought a massive unrest among its hardcore volunteer base. Roshan Falwaria also has been raising his voice against the massive selling of tickets by AAP leaders since weeks and now has also decided to contest MCD elections.
Last month, Roshan protested against his own AAP leaders in an unprecedented way. He along with his wife and kids sat on a Dharna outside AAP Ministers Satyender Jain and Gopal Rai for almost a week with all his belongings with a plea to urge the AAP Ministers to buy his household belongings so that he can pay the quoted ticket price to Madipur MLA Girish Soni.
To normalize the negative perception and media attention created by him throughout the Dharna, Roshan was called for a negotiation and it was promised to him that all the matters will be given heed and introspected thoroughly. However, it all went into vain and ended in empty rhetorics of the typical politicians.
Recently, Roshan Lal produced a video showcasing his two kids speaking about their father’s honest commitment towards the party and ill-usage of the loyalty of their father.
The video demonstrates that with the involvement of common man in building the party, not only the volunteer but the entire family of the man comes into the effect of malice spell.
Newsgram contacted Roshan Lal Falwaria to know the series of malpractices in the Madipur Vidhan Sabha related to the MCD elections.
“My MLA, Girish Soni is absolutely corrupt. The people who constituted Madipur Vidhan sabha are nowhere to be seen in the party now.” Roshan from Madipur Vidhan Sabha told Newsgram.
Roshan further told Newsgram, “I was asked 25 Lakhs for the MCD ticket (Baakio ke liye 30 lakh rupiyaa or aapke liye 25 lakh rupiya)”.
Previously, in the story of unlawful distribution of MCD tickets, we learned that Abha Mittal from Madipur Vidhan Sabha was solicited a bribe of 2 crores for the MCD ticket.
Roshan has been serving the Aam Aadmi Party even before its inception, and despite living in rented accommodation he financed AAP at the cost of his children’s education and his business.
The party professed honesty and Anti-corruption propagandas in the initial days of its formation nevertheless when asked to Roshan Falwaria, the core AAP volunteer about the preaching of AAP, he refuted each one of them saying, “I have not observed any principles until now which the party professed earlier during its struggle years.”
“Gopal Rai, the Rural Minister of AAP Govt now fails to recognize me despite having cordial relation with him in the past.” He further said.
“Kejriwal applauded me in front of everybody for my contributions to build AAP structure in the assembly and campaigning for AAP but now things have soared oddly” states Falwariya.
He further wails by saying, “When my daughter went to meet Kejriwal urging him to meet me while I was on Dharna for illicit practices of ticket distribution, nobody was there to listen to her cries. I kept sitting in front of his house for almost a week, but none of the ministers approach me to pay heed to the woes, not even Arvind Ji!”
Roshan Falwariya is now considering to contest MCD elections.