BJP protests against ‘rampant corruption’ in Delhi government

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New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday staged a protest here against what they called “rampant corruption in Delhi government” and urged Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to order an inquiry into the alleged Rs 300-crore medicine and ambulance purchase scam.

Hundreds of state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers demonstrated outside the Delhi secretariat and raised slogans against the Aam aadmi Party (AAP) government.

“The latest exposure of Rs 300-crore scam, which includes corruption in purchase of medicines, in the Health Department has shamed and shocked the citizens of Delhi,” Delhi BJP spokesperson Rajiv Babbar told reporters.

Babbar urged the Lt. Governor to order a probe into the alleged scam.

“I request the Lt. Governor of Delhi to order a thorough inquiry into this medicine and ambulance purchase scam,” the BJP leader said.

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The BJP’s protest came in the wake of allegations made by sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on May 27.

Mishra had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed that there were three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.

The protest was also joined by Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijendra Gupta.



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