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BJP making unsubstantiated allegations to grab power: Sheila

New Delhi, Oct 8, 2013, (PTI)
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Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit today accused BJP of making "unsubstantiated" allegations against her government and "distorting facts" to grab power in the assembly polls after remaining in the opposition for last 15 years.

She said BJP has been making "unsubstantiated" allegations to defame her government, which the people of the city will not tolerate.

"The opposition party has been misleading people for electoral benefits. They are making unsubstantiated allegations for electoral gains," Dikshit said without making any specific reference at a press conference.

Senior Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, however, made a direct attack on Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel for announcing that it will appoint an accountability commission to probe graft charges against Dikshit government if the party came to power.

"We welcome the announcement. In fact, they should set up the commission right away so that various scams and financial bunglings in BJP-run municipal corporations could be probed. It will be a great relief for the people of the city as they are suffering because of corruption in the civic bodies," Lovely said.

Alleging massive corruption in Delhi government, Goel had on Sunday said BJP will set up an accountability commission to probe various alleged scams in Dikshit dispensation in the last 15 years if it was voted back to power in the December 4 assembly polls.

"The Accountability Commission will ensure that all those who have looted taxpayers' money during Congress regime are brought to the book. No one will be spared if they have indulged in any kind of corruption," Goel had said.

Goel's anouncement had come a day after Dikshit challenged the opposition to provide proof of corruption in her government or stop making baseless charges.

In the press conference at Dikshit's official residence, also attended by senior Ministers Raj Kumar Chauhan and Harun Yusuf, Lovely charged Aam Admi Party with making "false promises" of bringing the Lokpal bill if it came to power.

"How can the Krantikari party bring Lokpal Bill as the subject comes under the purview of the Centre. The party does not have minimum administrative knowledge. It said they will call an assembly session at Ramlila Ground. How can the assembly be convened at Ramlila"? said Lovely.

Last week, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal had said that if voted to power, it will hold a special assembly session at Ramlila ground on December 29 to adopt Janlokpal Bill as proposed by anti-graft activist Anna Hazare.

Lovely also accused the BJP-ruled municipal corporations of involvement in corruption saying the junior engineers, assistant engineers and other officials harass the common man by asking bribe for passing layout plans for building construction.

He also charged BJP with "politicising" the issue of dengue and said it was the duty of the municipal corporations to control the vector-borne disease.

Yusuf said Delhi government was giving subsidy on the electricity bills and as many as 83 per cent of the citizens benefitted by it.

He questioned BJP's promise to bring down power tariff by 30 per cent if it came to power.

"The power tariff in Delhi is much lower than in other states and if BJP wanted to cut it further, then first it should do it in the states run by it," he said.

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