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Fix accountability for corruption in government departments: Rajasthan Congress

"The Anti-Corruption Bureau has detected a scam in the purchase of submersible pumps. The minister, Kiran Maheshwari, should resign," Sachin Pilot said.

By: PTI | Jaipur |
Updated: September 26, 2016 7:41:25 pm
Rajasthan, Congress, corruption, BJP, Sachin Pilot, political accountability, Vasundhara Raje, news, latest news, Rajasthan news, India news, national news “Corruption is rampant in the departments of Mines, Urban Development, Public Works and others,” said State Congress chief Sachin Pilot. (source: PTI)

Rajasthan Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in the state of “corruption” and demanded that “political accountability” be fixed for graft in government departments. State Congress chief Sachin Pilot said “political accountability” should be fixed for corruption in government departments.

“Corruption is rampant in the departments of Mines, Urban Development, Public Works and others. The role of the chief minister and other ministers remains till the projects are completed. Therefore, sparing them from the course of the investigation is like hiding corruption,” he said. Pilot claimed that ruling party MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari too had accused Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of corruption and “questioned” the role of the ministers. Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi demanded resignation of the state PHED rpt PHED Minister over alleged corruption in her department.

“Cases of corruption are being unearthed regularly in the department. The Anti-Corruption Bureau has detected a scam in the purchase of submersible pumps. The minister, Kiran Maheshwari, should resign,” he said.

“Such scams are not possible without patronage from the higher level. The minister should resign so that the ACB can conduct an independent and fair probe,” Dudi added. The ACB had recently conducted an inspection of the PHED offices and seized documents pertaining to alleged financial irregularities in the purchase of submersible pumps.

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