Ration Scam: Congress demands Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation


Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Thursday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and a CBI probe into the alleged scam in the public distribution system.

The CAG report for 2016-17, tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday, pointed out many lapses by the food and supplies department of the Delhi government. Eight vehicles that ferried 1,589.92 quintals of specified food articles to fair price shops had registration number of buses, scooters, motorcycles and three-wheelers, it said.

“This gives rise to doubt whether the reported transportation of SFAs (specified food articles) had actually taken place and possibility of pilferage could not be ruled out,” the report stated.

The “scam” surrounding the ration distribution system in Delhi were pointed out in five important circulars, which have been put on the public domain, the Kejriwal government did not act upon it, Maken said.

“The five circulars, issued in 2015, pointing to irregularities expose the AAP government’s claim of ignorance about corruption and scam in the public distribution system, in Delhi,” Maken said.

Maken also alleged AAP MLAs and BJP MPs responsible for the ration scam, being the chairmen of the Local Area Circle Level Vigilance Committees and the District Level Vigilance Committees, respectively.

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