AAP demands NDMC Mayor’s resignation over graft allegations

AAP demands NDMC Mayor’s resignation over graft allegations

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded the resignation of NDMC Mayor Preeti Aggarwal, who is facing allegations of large-scale corruption and a vigilance inquiry.

The inquiry was initiated after a complaint was lodged with the offices of President Ram Nath Kovind and Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

AAP leader Dilip Pandey told the media that “either (Delhi BJP unit chief) Manoj Tiwari should obtain her (Aggarwal’s) resignation so an independent inquiry can be done or the case be transferred to the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).”

He said Tiwari, a Bharatiya Janata Party MP, should apologise to the public for the “corruption done by the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi”.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) was unable to pay its employees but its Mayor “threw big parties in five-star hotels”, the AAP leader claimed.

“The revelations of scams done by BJP leaders, whose slogan during the Delhi MCD elections was ‘Naye Chehre, Naye Udaan’ prove that it is nothing but ‘Unchi Dukaan, Phika Pakwaan’.”

Aggarwal has been accused of charging a 10 per cent cut in clearing tenders worth crores.

On December 28 last year, Baijal’s office had received a complaint from a Supreme Court lawyer against Aggarwal which was forwarded to the Chief Vigilance Officer, asking for examination of the letter’s contents.

IANS