BJP seeks judicial probe into AAP’s ‘lunch splurge’

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Upping the ante against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the BJP on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged splurging of public funds on lunches at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also accused the AAP of misleading people about ordering a probe into the matter.

“(Delhi Deputy Chief Minister) Manish Sisodia has not set any inquiry in the issue. Tell us who are conducting the inquiry. Tell us when and where was the inquiry set in the issue,” Gupta told media persons here.

“I want Manish Sisodia to come out in public and inform when and what the Committee was formed to look into the issue. This is a clear case of fooling people and trying to use public money for personal use,” said Gupta.

“We want the Delhi Lt Governor to set up a judicial inquiry into the issue,” said Gupta who has alleged that the Delhi government spent several lakh rupees on two lunch parties at Kejriwal’s residence on February 11 and 12 last year hosting nearly 80 people.

Ahead of the April 22 polls to the three municipal corporations in the national capital, the BJP has been gunning at the AAP over the issue and has also demanded Kejriwal’s resignation.

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Kejriwal also needs to explain the appointment of his close family relative Nikunj Agarwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s daughter in the government in violation of government norms.

–IANS

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