AAP MLAs attack bureaucrats for providing ‘false’ answers

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New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on Tuesday attacked bureaucrats for providing “false” and “incomplete” written answers to Assembly questions.

Following the allegations, Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel referred the matter to the Question and Reference Committee of the Assembly.

Bureaucrats gave the written answers to the ministers concerned, who then presented them in the Assembly.

Of the three Assembly questions, two were related to the Food and Supplies Department and one question was regarding the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).

AAP MLA Rakhi Birla, referring to an answer given to a question asked by her, said that the officer who gave the answer was “misleading the Assembly” by giving a “false” reply.

Incidentally, the officer concerned, Principal Secretary of the Food and Supplies Department K.R. Meena, had failed to appear for a cabinet meeting on March 1 leading to it being cancelled, following the bureaucrats’ decision to boycott meetings with ministers after an alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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After the incident, Sisodia had alleged that officers were working under the influence of the ration mafia.

AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, while referring to an answer to another Assembly question which was written by Meena, said that the answer was “incomplete” and urged that the matter be referred to the Question and Reference Committee.

On Monday, the AAP MLAs had attacked IAS officer Manisha Saxena over an interview she had given to a Hindi newspaper and she was asked to appear in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Saxena, a member of the Joint Forum of Delhi Government Employees, was at the forefront of the protests against the government after the alleged attack on the Chief Secretary.

–IANS

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