The Aam Aadmi Party also called the BJP leaders’ claims “defamatory” and said they were intended to “maliciously tarnish” the “worldwide highly appreciated” Delhi education model and the goodwill of senior leaders.
In a statement, the Delhi BJP welcomed the “issuance of notices” to Sisodia and Jain in the alleged classroom scam, a complaint about which was filed by North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari.
Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva said former ministers Sisodia and Jain will soon face trial in this alleged scam.
Sisodia, former Deputy CM and education minister in the Kejriwal government, is currently in jail in connection with a case related to alleged irregularities in implementation of Delhi government’s excise policy 2021-22.
Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case in May 2022. He is out on interim bail granted by the Supreme Court on medical grounds.
Delhi BJP president Sachdeva said the Lokayukta in his order on the complaint of Manoj Tiwari has found a prima facie case against Sisodia and Jain and thus issued notices to them.
In his complaint before the Lokayukta, Tiwari has alleged that the two ministers “misused their administrative position” and got a Rs 989-crore classroom project broken down in 16 tenders of less then Rs 100 crores each for clearance at their own level, said the Delhi BJP statement.
The BJP leaders alleged that the classroom “scam” is the first major…