February 24, 2024

Image Source : PTI Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Manish Sisodia and Satyender Jain.

The Lokayukta Delhi has issued summonses to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyender Jain on March 6, 2024, following a complaint lodged by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. The complaint alleged financial irregularities in the execution of the Priority-I project aimed at constructing 7180 additional classrooms in Delhi government schools.

Background

The Priority-I project, intended to address the critical need for additional classrooms in Delhi government schools, has come under scrutiny due to the serious allegations raised by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. The complaint filed by Tiwari specifically points to financial irregularities in the execution of the project.

Lokayukta’s intervention

The Lokayukta’s decision to summon Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyender Jain stems from a detailed report filed by the Directorate of Vigilance, GNCTD. This report, highlighting significant irregularities in the execution of the project, has prompted the Lokayukta to take swift action.

Allegations and investigation

The complaint by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari suggested that the construction scam revolves around the Priority-I project, a critical initiative meant to enhance the infrastructure of Delhi government…

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