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Water tanker scam: ‘Clean’ Sheila Dikshit says allegations ‘politically motivated’

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New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who is under the scanner for her alleged role in the water tanker scam worth Rs. 400 crores, on Friday said the allegations being levelled against her are ‘politically motivated’.

“I am absolutely clean, all due procedures were followed. These allegations are all politically motivated. They should find out the facts. Even today, those tankers are being used. It was for the service for the people of Delhi. Where does the question of scam come to picture? These allegations are all politically motivated,” Dikshit told ANI here.

“The decisions regarding Jal board are taken collectively, including the CEOs, BJP members, MCD members. Everyone took the decision collectively. And why was the report sent to the ACB, only the Lieutenant Governor and Kejriwal ji can answer this,” she added.

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) will probe the former Delhi chief minister for her alleged role in the water tanker scam. This came after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung forwarded the Delhi Government’s complaint of water tanker scam against Dikshit to the ACB on Thursday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier this week demanded registration of a case against his predecessor.

Addressing the Delhi Assembly on Monday, Kejriwal said: “Now that we have submitted a report on the scam to Prime Minister Narandra Modi and Lt Governor Najeeb jung, the former should ensure that Sheila Dikshit is sent to jail within two months.”

Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party Government had in June last year constituted a fact-finding committee to probe the irregularities in hiring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 during the Congress’ rule. (ANI)

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