Bus maintenance contract: BJP calls for investigation into ACB and resignation of Minister of Transport
BJP leaders in Delhi, who alleged a scam in the annual maintenance contract awarded by the Delhi Transport Corporation, called for an investigation of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and the impeachment of Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
A three-member committee appointed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had said that while there had been no “infirmity” in the purchase of the buses, there had been “procedural failures” in the granting of the annual maintenance contract (AMC) to two companies for around Rs 3,500 crore. . In its report, the committee also recommended removing the AMC for 1,000 low-floor buses.
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the tender for the maintenance of these buses was issued for around 3 times the cost of purchasing the buses.
Delhi Assembly opposition leader Ramveer Singh Bidhuri said that when the commission of inquiry accepted that the call for tenders for the interview be reissued, it is clear that he There was a “scam” in the affair.
In its report, the committee stated that it had found no basis for “attributing criminal misconduct attributable to a public official” and only pointed out “procedural failings” resulting from a “decision-making process”. in good faith “.
Gupta, meanwhile, called for the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said protests against the government will continue until action is taken.