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Vijender Gupta justifies his ‘stand’, says was trying to expose corruption


New Delhi: Justifying his ‘stand’ in the Delhi Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijender Gupta on Saturday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of hiding issues of corruption, adding when he was trying to expose the matter, his mike was put off, so he had to perch atop a desk to put forth his views.

“The Chief Minister is trying to hide many issues of corruption. When I raised the issue in the House in the calling for attention motion, my mike was put off. We are two in the House, they are 67…their mike was on and they were shouting. They somehow wanted to suppress the matter,” Gupta told ANI.

He further stated that if issues of corruption are hidden, it would be injustice to the people of Delhi.

“In order to make my stand clear, I had to stand on the bench,” he added.

Gupta yesterday created uproar in the House by perching himself atop a desk of the Assembly protesting against the opposition.

Gupta was demanding that a fact-finding committee report on an alleged water tanker scam during Sheila Dikshit’s tenure be made public and a calling attention motion on the matter, which Speaker Ram Niwas Goel rejected.

Lashing out at Gupta, leader of opposition in the Assembly, Arvind Kejriwal demanded that the Delhi Government be given control over the ACB, which he said will ensure the jailing of the former’s wife over her role in an alleged pension scam and also investigate the alleged tanker scam within a week.

“BJP has no respect for democratic institutions like Legislative Assembly. Look at BJP’s Leader of Oppn’s conduct. Shocking. Absolutely shockin,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The second day of the special session was convened to discuss issues plaguing the municipal corporations, which also saw Kejriwal hitting out at the BJP-controlled MCDs saying that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be unable to get a balcony constructed at his residence without paying bribe to the civic bodies. (ANI)

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