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Delhi Excise policy: 'Corrupt' liquor trader contested polls on AAP ticket? BJP attacks Kejriwal

Delhi excise policy: Kejriwal should explain why his government distributed "revdi" (freebies) of corruption to people close to him and his party, Gaurav Bhatia said.

Poorva Joshi Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: September 20, 2022 14:46 IST
BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia holds press conference in
Image Source : TWITTER/@BJP BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia holds press conference in New Delhi

Highlights

  • BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
  • He said a person close to AAP was awarded a liquor contract under its now-withdrawn excise policy.
  • During a press conference today, he showed a picture of one Karamjeet Singh Lamba with Kejriwal.

Delhi excise policy: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the Delhi excise policy row. This time, Bhatia claimed that a person close to AAP leadership was awarded a liquor contract under its now-withdrawn excise policy. 

During a press conference today, he showed a picture of one Karamjeet Singh Lamba with Kejriwal and AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj and said he was not only a partner in Universal Distributors that was awarded liquor contract but he also contested local body polls on AAP ticket.

Kejriwal should explain why his government distributed "revdi" (freebies) of corruption to people close to him and his party, Bhatia said. He alleged that the Delhi government flouted rules and did not maintain transparency in awarding the liquor contracts.

There was no immediate reaction from Lamba. The AAP has asserted that the allegations of corruption in framing the excise policy, now being probed by the CBI, was the BJP's political vendetta as it was rattled by Kejriwal and his party's political rise.

Universal Distributors, Bhatia added, was also one of the major beneficiaries of the AAP government's decision to allegedly withdraw Rs 144 crore due to liquor traders. Its share was Rs 66 crore, he said.

The BJP will continue to expose Kejriwal's corruption, he said, labeling the chief minister as "kattar beimaan". Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta was also present during the press conference and backed Bhatia on his claims.

(With PTI Inputs)

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