Monday, 5 November 2012

Tax Evasion of 1,000 crore rupees found during the Commonwealth Games


New Delhi, 5th Nov. BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta has said that after the detection of tax evasion of 1000 crore rupees by the CVC in the Commonwealth Games held in 2010, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should order the Home Ministry to start legal action and send the guilty persons to jail so that the white collared people who are responsible for tax evasion may be punished.

He told that before this the CAG, CVC, CBI, Income Tax Department, Excise Department, Foreign Exchange Department, Export-Import Department etc. had exposed bungling of thousands of crores in the Commonwealth Games, but only small players have been apprehended whereas the big players are scot free. 

Delhi Government had executed various lower level works of about 25 thousand crore rupees in the Commonwealth Games. Many works are still incomplete due to which entire Connaught Place is dug up. The cost of these incomplete works had increased 10 times but the persons responsible for it have not been punished. Many political persons, officers of Delhi Government are involved in it. Government knows about it but action has not been started.

Shri Gupta further told that the Prime Minister had said yesterday in the rally of Congress Party that we have to arrange for funds for development. But he did not tell that why he has not taken any action against the high profile guilty persons? During the CWG, Delhi Government had disregarded all the rules and laws. All the works were found to be completed in haste and of low standard. Many works have not been completed but payments have been made for them.

Now the CVC in its report has exposed income tax evasion, service tax evasion and VAT evasion. If the Prime Minister has to keep the credibility of the Government intact then he should order for a time bound enquiry into this evasion so that the people may have trust in the legal system of India. CVC and CBI are directly under the Prime Minister and the he is himself responsible for the inaction of these agencies.

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