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Delhi: BJP leaders level corruption charges against each other

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As the Political parties gearing up for by-elections and general municipal elections to the three civic bodies in Delhi, an internal strife has broken up among BJP leaders.

Mayor and a Leader of House in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) have been trading corruption charges against each other.

According to Mail Today report, Mayor Ravinder Gupta has accused Leader of House Yogendra Chandolia of ‘benefitting’ private contractors, the latter has shot back alleging that the Mayor has been collecting ‘donations’ in the name of party fund.

The matter pertains to renewing the contract for garbage collection at the rate of Rs 1,300 per metric tonne. The Mayor, however, has been maintaining that the same can be done at a meagre Rs 475 per metric tonne.

Mayor Gupta, in his letter to Upadhyay, alleged that Chandolia, currently the Leader of the House and a former Mayor, tried to build undue pressure for awarding contract for garbage lifting at a higher price when the same could be done at a much lower price.

“When I opposed the move, I was told that the decision was taken as per the directions of the party,” he said.

He also alleged that Chandolia, and Standing Committee Chairman Mohan Bhardwaj were trying to award a contract for projects worth Rs 10,000 crore to NBCC even as other PSUs were ready to execute the same at a lower cost.

Chandolia, on the other hand, accused Gupta of indulging in corrupt practices by collecting funds in the name of party and thus, tarnishing the image.

The Congress and AAP party reaches out to the anti-corruption branch of Delhi government, seeking a probe into the matter.

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