Delhi BJP demo against 'financial bunglings' in CWG projects
Hundreds of BJP workers today staged a demonstration near Parliament demanding a judicial probe into alleged financial irregularities in executing various Commonwealth Games-related infrastructure projects.Updated: Aug 02, 2010, 21:19 IST
Hundreds of BJP workers today staged a demonstration near Parliament demanding a judicial probe into alleged financial irregularities in executing various Commonwealth Games-related infrastructure projects.
Shouting anti-government slogans, the agitating BJP workers also sought a detailed probe into the alleged financial bunglings involving the Games Organising Committee.
Addressing the gathering, Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta targeted both Delhi Government and the Centre over the "financial irregularities" and "sub-standard work" in implementation of various infrastructure projects.
"Both Delhi Government and Central Government are responsible for the financial bunglings. We will not relent until a thorough probe is ordered into it," Gupta said.
Pointing to Central Vigilance Commission findings, the BJP leader said severe financial irregularities have been committed with respect to almost all projects being implemented by the Congress government in the city.
He said BJP wants the Games to be organised successfully but those involved in "financial bunglings" must be punished.
"After conclusion of the Games, the people involved in the scams will have to go to jail," he said adding BJP will issue a 'white paper' tomorrow to expose the "bungling of crores of rupees by city government".
According to an assessment report prepared by CVC's Chief Technical Examination Wing, large-scale procedural violations, including corruption, have been found in 14 projects.
The CVC report says almost all organisations executing infrastructure works for Commonwealth Games have flouted rules in tenders and increased their prices, suggesting that contractors have been paid more than the right price.
Police had to use water canon when some of the demonstrators tried to break barriers to march towards parliament. Some of the agitators also courted arrest.