Ex-MLA Shri Hari Shankar Gupta said that corruption in the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi, remote controlled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has soared to such a height that the MCDs are considered the most corrupt in the 10 highly corrupted Municipal bodies in the world. He said that as a result, the people of Delhi are being squeezed dry by the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party. Shri Gupta said that without bribing the BJP and AAP Councillors, no work gets done, and Delhiites, devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, have run out of patience and resources, as the BJP and AAP are playing a tango in perpetuating corruption. He said that each Councillor has set a target of Rs 10 lakh slush money every month, milked from the blood and tears of the common people.
Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan here today, Shri Hari Shankar Gupta said that it was strange that Prime Minister Modi could spare time to inspect the construction work of the Central Vista project, but he seems to have no time to spare to arrest the corruption in the MCDs, happening under his very nose. Congress leader Naresh Sharma ‘Nitu’ was also present.
Shri Hari Shankar Gupta said that the level of corruption of the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party is so deep-rooted that a mall in Karol Bagh, which was sealed both in 2013 and 2018, was allowed to function with the shops open, and the AAP Government supplying power and water, with crores of rupees changing hands in bribes to grease the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party. He said that due to corruption, the MCDs have no funds to pay the wages of doctors, teachers, medical workers, sanitation workers and MCD employees, as the money that should have come to the coffers of the Corporations, goes into the pockets of the Corporators. He said that when the Congress was in power, the MCDs did not face any fund crunch, and workers did not have to strike works to get their salaries, but the inexperienced BJP and AAP Councillors are unable to get works done, and people are suffering due to their incompetence.
Shri Gupta demanded a CBI or ED probe into the huge corruption in the sealing and de-sealing of a Karol Bagh Mall in violation of rules and regulations.
Shri Gupta said that top BJP leaders have been accusing each other of corruption, for collecting money from the contractors and for party funds, to line their pockets. He said that the poor people living in JJ Colonies are forced to pay bribe for laying roofs to their shanties, which was the height of corruption in the MCDs at the lowest level.
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