Direct govt to table CAG report, BJP asks LG

A delegation of Delhi BJP leaders met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday and asked him to direct the Arvind Kejriwal government to table the CAG report in the Assembly.

The delegation submitted two separate memorandums to the Lieutenant Governor and sought his intervention in both matters.

BJP President Satish Upadhyay said that the first memorandum pertains to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report which reflects “misuse of public money on advertisements by the AAP government – violating not only the government regulations but also the Supreme Court’s guidelines”.

“The CAG report is politically damaging for the Kejriwal government so it is trying to suppress it.”

Citing excessive expenditure on advertising outside Delhi and wrong claims of saving on advertisements, the Delhi BJP asked the Lieutenant Governor to direct the Kejriwal government to table the CAG report in the Delhi Assembly.

The second memorandum relates to the issue of delimitation of municipal wards. It claimed that the State Election Commission brought out a draft for delimitation with “vast anomalies”.

It added that the draft published by the state poll panel violates its own guidelines on creation of wards on the basis of density of population.

The draft ignores geographical boundaries like railway lines, drains and roads to keep entire colonies or slum clusters in the same ward, BJP claimed.

“The draft published by the State Election Commission is so inappropriate that it should be rejected,” the memorandum said.

“The Lieutenant Governor assured the delegation that he would seek a report on both issues at the earliest.”

Upadhyay  said the proposed draft brought out by the State Election Commission, apart from being “technically wrong, is not in the interest of the people of Delhi”.

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