Saturday, 9 June 2012
Joint Press Conference by BJP Spokespersons Mr. Vijay Jolly, Dr. Sambit Patra & Mr. Sanjay Kaul on Sat 9th June 2012 at 2.30 P.M.
CAG report indicts Govt : Delhi BJP
Delhi BJP today locked horns with Congress led Delhi Govt. over the CAG report tabled by Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit on the last day of the assembly session for the year ended 31st March 2011.
BJP Spokespersons Mr. Vijay Jolly, Dr. Patra & Mr. Sanjay Kaul at joint press conference claimed that the report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has indicted Delhi Govt. for various financial losses. It is strange that the Delhi Govt. chose the last day of Delhi assembly session to table the report. Sheila Govt. seemed afraid of a public debate. And tabled the report in the assembly, after the expulsion of opposition MLAs and half an hour before the house was adjourned sine die. Congress Govt. can avoid a debate on its past performance. But can not wash away it sins stated BJP Leaders Mr. Jolly, Dr. Patra & Mr. Kaul.
BJP demands that Delhi Govt. should own its failure for : total revenue loss to the tune of Rs. 2019 crores, non utilization of Rs. 372.66 crore meant for development works in unauthorized colonies (only 26% spent whereas 74% left unspent), Rs. 100 crore left un-spent on ordinary pensions, Rs. 80 crore remaining un-utilized for the Jhajjar power plant. The CAG report indicted the govt. for under utilized subsidy for domestic LPG and less release of grants for MCD reforms. It also revealed that Delhi govt. failed to identify below the poverty line, nearly 56,000 families entitled for food subsidies under Antyodaya Anna Yojana. Gol mal in mid day meal and computer education in schools is also revealed. Delhi Jal Board headed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit allocated Rs. 250 crore could barely spend Rs. 62.50 crores. This is shameful. An example of paralytic governance in the capital stated BJP leaders Mr. Jolly, Dr. Patra & Mr. Kaul.
BJP claimed that the recent budget session of Delhi Govt. was a complete failure. BJP demanded discussion on 28 public subjects. But only two were allowed. The Delhi Govt. surprisingly disallowed discussion on scarcity of water & power shortage. On 5th June only law & order discussion took place. And discussion on “Un-Authorized Colonies” was postponed to the last day due to shortage of time. But on that day Congress had asked for two discussions on MCD in order to nail the BJP but failed to do so in its haste to introduce & pass the Delhi tax on luxuries (amendment) bill 2012 imposing tax on banquet halls, health clubs, gyms & spas etc.