BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari, Vijender Gupta meets L-G Anil Baijal; seeks intervention over alleged Classroom Scam

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi President Manoj Tiwari and Delhi Leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijender Gupta on Monday called on Delhi Lieutenant Anil Baijal and requested him to intervene in the alleged irregularities in the construction of classrooms in the national capital.

While on Sunday, irked with the allegations, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday filed a criminal complaint against Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari and others for allegedly making ‘false allegations’ on government schools classrooms matter. Court to hear the case on Monday 22nd July.

Earlier this month, BJP held a press conference accusing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of involving in an alleged 2,000 crore scam in the construction of classrooms in the Delhi Schools.

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BJP MP Tiwari also attacked Kejriwal and Sisodia for alleged nepotism while giving construction contracts. He alleged that most of the people who have been awarded a  contract for constructing classrooms are either the relatives of Kejriwal or Sisodia or closed to them.

However, Team Arvind Kejriwal hit back saying that if BJP thinks there is a scam they should arrest them. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia dared Tiwari to arrest him if such irregularities exists.

‘I challenge Manoj Tiwari to arrest me if I have committed a scam… Either arrest me till this evening on scam charges or apologize to the people of Delhi. Apologize to the parents of Delhi for which these schools are being built’, tweeted Manish Sisodia in response to allegations.

It comes after the RTI response which was filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana, that revealed the Delhi Government with the expenditure of Rs 2,892 crore has undertaken the construction of 12,782 classrooms – over 20 Lakh rupees being spent on the construction of one classroom.

It should be noted that both – Delhi Government and Union Government – are in loggerheads over the issue of appointment of Raghav Chadha, a non-bureaucrat, to Delhi Metro Corporation Board.

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