Order CBI probe into MCD pension scam: AAP

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Claiming a pension scam involving Rs 2,000 crore in the three municipal corporations of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe.

“The report of the Chief Auditor of MCDs has revealed that a pension scam of Rs 2,000 crore going on in the MCDs since 2000. There is no information on where all that money has gone,” Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra told reporters here.

“We have been repeatedly saying that people sitting at the top of the BJP-ruled MCDs are diverting money meant for salaries of their employees,” he said.

Mishra said the AAP will move the court if the central government didn’t order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“In the last two years, the Delhi government gave significantly more money to the MCDs compared with previous governments. We did not even demand the repayment of loans the government gave them.

“Yet, the MCDs have no money to pay their employees… There should be a CBI probe.”

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation had accused the Delhi government of withholding funds and not implementing reform policies to make MCDs more financially viable.

All the three wings of the municipal corporation in Delhi are governed by the BJP, the main opposition, although with only three of the 70 seats, in the Delhi assembly.

–IANS

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