Corruption Complaints Decreased, Corruption Increased in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal may be right because corruption is so rampant in Delhi that people have stopped complaining about it.

By Rakesh Raman

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal quoted a report today from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) of India to say that the corruption complaints against Delhi Government reduced drastically under his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Kejriwal may be right because corruption is so rampant in Delhi that people have stopped complaining about it. It seems that Kejriwal and his government have lost interest in Delhi and its people who are suffering under the unprecedented bureaucratic corruption.

Kejriwal and his ministers are only sitting as political parasites. When they receive a corruption complaint, they simply send it to a government office like a post office would do. Then there is no trace of the complaint as bureaucrats in Kejriwal’s government have stopped working.

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Although Kejriwal had won the assembly election with the promise to weed out corruption from Delhi, the truth is that corruption is so rampant in almost every street of Delhi that Kejriwal and Delhi government have failed to check it.

Worse, Kejriwal’s own government is facing serious corruption charges. Last year, the lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung had set up an expert committee – called the Shunglu Committee – to examine over 400 files for financial and administrative irregularities committed by Kejriwal’s government.

While the Shunglu Committee had submitted its report in November last year, it is stated that the report has found serious cases of fraud, cheating, and misappropriation of funds in Kejriwal’s Delhi government.

Recently, Kejriwal – who had won the Delhi assembly election 2 years ago with the promise to end corruption – had admitted that corruption is still rampant in his regime.

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Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a preliminary case against Kejriwal’s health minister Satyendra Jain over allegations of money laundering. Satyendra Jain – who also figures in the Shunglu Committee report – is believed to be one of the most corrupt politicians in Kejriwal’s team.

However, instead of throwing Jain out of the government, Kejriwal defended him by saying that the BJP government is using CBI as a weapon to harm his minister.

The appointment of Jain’s daughter Soumya Jain to the health department has also been mentioned as a case of nepotism in the Shunglu Committee report.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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