Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi Unit on Thursday filed a complaint with the Lokayukta against the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others in connection with an alleged scam in the construction of Delhi government school classrooms/
Earlier, AAP Leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sent criminal defamation notice to BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari, and other Leaders including Parvesh Verma and Vijender Gupta for their false allegations in connection with the construction of Delhi government school classrooms.
The development comes days after the BJP held a press conference on Wednesday 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.
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.