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Manoj Tiwari demands CBI probe into alleged Delhi school classroom construction scam

September 16, 2023

Citing a Vigilance Directorate report, Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari called for a CBI investigation into an alleged “scam” related to the construction of classrooms in Delhi government schools. In response, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party accused the BJP of attempting to obstruct the Delhi government’s commendable education efforts.

During a press conference, Tiwari revealed that the report had been submitted to the Lokayukta the previous month. He had initially filed a complaint with the Delhi Lokayukta in 2018, alleging irregularities in the construction of classrooms. Tiwari highlighted that semi-permanent schools had been constructed at a cost of Rs 32 lakh, while the municipal corporations had built permanent classrooms at a cost of Rs 9 lakh.

Tiwari pointed out that the Vigilance Directorate’s report clearly indicated a reduction in the number of classrooms from 7,180 to 4,126, but no corresponding budget adjustments had been made. He emphasized the need for the matter to be transferred to the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Tiwari likened the AAP government to a “Choron Ki Barat” (a band of thieves) led by Arvind Kejriwal and alleged “scams” across various Delhi government departments. Delhi BJP secretary Harish Khurana asserted that it was time for those responsible for the “scam” to be prosecuted.

In response, the AAP accused the BJP of opposing quality education for the nation’s children and using its power to impede the excellent education provided to Delhi’s children. Regardless of the circumstances, the AAP asserted that Delhi would continue to offer a world-class education system in government schools.

Also read: Delhi: 824 government schools without a principal, NCPCR seeks explanation

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