Kejriwal shifts ‘garbage’ blame to BJP, demands CBI probe

Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the embezzlement of money paid to the MCD, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the ongoing strike by civic body workers in the national capital.

“I have gone through each and every figure, and thus, can say with confidence that the Delhi Government doesn’t have to pay even a penny to the MCD. There is a ‘big scam’ in the MCD, which needs to be investigated,” Kejriwal told a press conference here.

“North MCD was given around Rs. 900 crore this year, which was almost double than the previous years. Where has the money gone?” he asked.

Kejriwal demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.

“I understand the pain of MCD workers, who did not get their salaries, but what about BJP people who are spreading garbage on streets?” he asked and accused the MCD of lying before the court that the money allotted to them has been stolen.

“If the workers were paid their salaries till December, why did they go on strike on January 27 when there is no payment due,” added Kejriwal. (ANI)