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AAP set to expose another case of corruption today

Agencies  New Delhi, December 04, 2012
First Published: 11:55 IST(4/12/2012) | Last Updated: 12:00 IST(4/12/2012)

Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to expose corruption in another case on Tuesday.

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The press conference will likely be held at 5pm at the Press Club of India, Raisina Road. It will also be streamed live on Youtube.

Earlier, at Aam Aadmi Party's first public meeting after its formation in Maharashtra, the Party released a black paper on irrigation to counter the claims made in the state’s white paper on irrigation, tabled in state Cabinet on Friday.

Apart from demanding that Tatkare resign, the AAP has demanded that a Special Investigation Team look into the scams and that projects that have violated laws be halted.

Kejriwal spoke on several issues, ranging from irrigation to poverty.

Kejriwal alleged that the common man has suffered greatly because of several dam projects. “In Jawhar, Lendi dam uprooted people. At Karkunde dam in Ratnagiri, people sent up to live in the hills five years ago have still not been rehabilitated,” he said.

The AAP's black paper called the white paper “farcical” and alleged that it has been brought out “on account of coalition of political compulsions”. It alleges that most projects have violated rehabilitation, forest and revenue laws. It also alleges that the amount spent to irrigate land - Rs. 21.67 lakh per hectare – is way above the cap of Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh per hectare set by the central water commission.

Quoting a Greenpeace report on water, it claims Vidarbha has suffered the most because of water diversion from irrigation to power plants.


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