Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena at the moment threatened to sue Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) leaders, together with MLAs Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj, for “extremely defamatory and false” corruption allegations towards him.
AAP has alleged that Mr Saxena pressured two workers to alter banned forex notes price Rs 1,400 crore when he was chairman of a authorities Khadi physique throughout the demonetization of 2016.
Mr Saxena refuted the AAP cost as a “figment of their creativeness”.
“This has been the hallmark of (Arvind) Kejriwal and co. to shoot and scoot after which when pushed for reality, apologise,” stated Mr Saxena’s workplace in an announcement.
“The LG has taken a critical view of those blatantly false, defamatory and clearly diversionary allegations made by these AAP leaders and has determined to take authorized motion towards them in order that the AAP doesn’t get away with its attribute shoot and scoot.”
Mr Saxena stated on the time, a vigilance inquiry was referred to as when it got here to be recognized that “sure demonetized notes had been deposited within the account of Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan. 4 officers had been suspended.
When the CBI stepped in, it discovered that Rs 17,07,000 in banned notes was deposited and solely two of the officers had been concerned. The case continues to be pending in a courtroom, stated the Lieutenant Governor’s workplace.
“The matter being falsely touted by the AAP is close to simply Rs 17.07 lakh as towards the claims of Rs 1,400 crore, which is nothing however a figment of creativeness for which the ordinary liars will face the results,” the assertion stated.
AAP, reacting to the defamation case, referred to as for an inquiry.
“There must be an impartial inquiry on this case. The way in which this case was dealt with is towards the rules of pure justice,” stated AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj.
That is the newest flashpoint in AAP’s working feud with the Lieutenant Governor, who represents the Centre in Delhi.
Tensions escalated after the Lt Governor flagged what he referred to as corruption within the AAP authorities’s liquor coverage for Delhi. On a report by the Lt Governor, the CBI raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and named him as an accused in its FIR, together with 14 others.
Mr Saxena’s workplace stated authorized motion can even be taken towards Jasmine Shah who’s the vice chairman of the Dialogue and Improvement Fee of Delhi.