Kejri diverting attention from DJB scam: Gupta

Kejri diverting attention from DJB scam: Gupta

CM accuses Gupta's wife of involvement in pension scam

Kejri diverting attention from DJB scam: Gupta

Chief Minister Kejriwal is making personal attacks to divert attention from the Delhi Jal Board and app-based bus scams, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta in Delhi Assembly said.

Gupta’s remarks came a day after Kejriwal claimed his wife’s involvement in a pension scam. Gupta accused Kejriwal of withdrawing the pension cheque given by the municipal corporation to a 72-year-old disabled Sikh woman dependant on others.

When it comes to talking about the interests of the Sikhs, the Delhi CM has mastered the art of doublespeak, he told a news conference on Saturday.

The family members of the disabled woman were present at the conference. Gupta’s wife and BJP councillor Shobha Vijender, who is at the centre of the pension scam, had recommended the disabled woman’s pension.

The BJP MLA from Rohini also accused the CM of using abusive language against him and his wife in the Assembly and said Kejriwal even threatened to send them to Jail.

“I will continue to fight against the corruption and misconduct of Mr Kejriwal and demand that the Kejriwal Government should present all the proof before the people regarding the Rs 400 crore water tank scam and premium app bus service scam in his defence,” he said.

“Attacking a 74% disabled Sikh woman exposes his false drama of love for the Sikhs,” Gupta said. Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi party is contesting the next year’s Punjab Assembly elections.

Claiming that his wife’s recommendation was based on the affidavit filed by the applicant, he said, “After the recommendation, it is for the government officials to verify and sanction it. It is never the councillor’s responsibility. All the payments are through cheques or by transfer into the accounts of the pensioner,” Gupta said.

“In the month of May this year itself, the Delhi Government had removed Punjabi from the list of languages being taught at all Government Schools of Delhi. But suddenly in view of the Punjab elections on June 10, he issued full page advertisements in various newspapers claiming of appointing teachers at higher pay scales for teaching Punjabi in Government schools of Delhi only to mislead the people,” Gupta said.

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