October 4, 2022
Delhi News Today: After the excise policy, now the CBI will investigate the bus deal, the Lieutenant Governor has approved

Delhi News Today: After the excise policy, another decision of the Arvind Kejriwal government of Delhi is going to be investigated by the CBI. Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena has taken a big action on the complaint of irregularities in the purchase of 1000 low floor buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation.

Approval to get CBI probe into DTC scam

The LG has given its nod to get the CBI probed into the alleged DTC scam. In fact, in June, the LG office had received a complaint in this regard. After finding irregularities in the investigation of the Chief Secretary, it was decided to conduct a CBI inquiry into it.

Earlier, a similar complaint had come to the fore regarding the new excise policy of the Kejriwal government. The Chief Secretary had raised doubts on the role of Deputy Chief Minister and Excise Minister Manish Sisodia, while admitting that there was a mistake in his investigation. Acting on the report of the Chief Secretary, the LG had recommended a CBI inquiry. In this case, the CBI raided the residence of Deputy CM Sisodia. This action lasted for 14 hours. Since then the war of words between AAP and BJP is going on.

what is the whole matter

The contract for the purchase of DTC buses was Rs 850 crore and the value of the 12-year AMC contract was Rs 3412 crore. The purchase tender for the buses was awarded to JBM Auto and Tata Motors in the ratio of 70:30. The main reason for the controversy is the purchase of 1000 low floor buses by DTC last year and issue of separate tenders of AMC. In this regard, DTC had said that bidding will not come on issue of a tender for both procurement and AMC. So the two were separated. On the orders of the former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, the committee had found many flaws in this deal, after which the Union Home Ministry recommended an inquiry.

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the opposition BJP may come face-to-face in Delhi for a CBI inquiry into the DTC scam. Earlier, there has been a period of fierce allegations and counter-allegations between the two parties regarding the liquor policy scam.

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