Kejriwal pushes Delhi into a debt trap with wasteful expenditure and corruption—Ch. Anil Kumar

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Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that the many adverse remarks in the three reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the Delhi Government were not discussed in the two-day special session of the Delhi Assembly as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to cover up his failures, inaction and incompetence by making some pompous announcements and to hike the salaries of the Ministers and MLAs, many of whom are facing criminal cases. He said that Kejriwal, who, as an RTI activist, has asked many questions to the Congress Government on the basis of the CAG report, did not even provide relevant documents to the CAG for scrutiny, due to malpractices in monetary expenses by his Government. Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today, Ch. Anil Kumar said that it was shocking that according to the State Finance Audit Report of 31-3-2020, in the financial year 2019-20, out of the total budget allocation of Rs 64,180.68 crore, Rs 12,670.65 crore remained unspent, which was 19.74% of the budget! He said another startling fact was that 74.03% of the unspent amount, i.e. Rs 9380.69 crore, was surrendered to the various departments of the Government while Rs 3,289.96 crore (25.97%) lapsed, instead of spending that money on the welfare of the people. He said that it was surprising that the Kejriwal Government has not utilized Rs 49731.5 crore budget allocation in the past five years for the Development of Delhi.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that another key issue raised by the CAG was that the 46,000 flats constructed by the Congress Government for allotment to people living in the JJ clusters were not given to the deserving, as 90 per cent of such flats have not been allotted. As a result, many such flats have suffered damages and become a refuge for anti-social elements.

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