Sacked AAP minister Mishra alleges scam over shortage of meds

Hazel Gray
May 28, 2017

Jaitley was being cross-examined in the Rs 10 crore civil defamation case filed by him against Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for accusing him of financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association or DDCA of which he was the President from 2000 to 2013. But government is not at fault because it did buy the medicines but they never reached the hospitals.

According to the source, Mr. Kejriwal's move was triggered by "a few recent instances" that saw the alleged bypassing of Ministers appointed by the elected Delhi government in administrative procedures relating to work falling under the jurisdiction of the departments allocated to them. "Three godowns were built to store the medicines, which have been wasted", said Mishra, who has been suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party.

Mishra also claimed that many junior doctors were promoted superseding many seniors, adding that there is an attempt to divert the blame from Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Health Secretary to Chief Secretary.

Mishra also raised suspicion on the purchase of 100 ambulances in the hospitals. "Immediately after procurement, four of these 100 ambulances caught fire".

"Jain broke rules of transfers and appointments. This case is exactly the same as the appointment of Nikunj Aggarwal as the OSD of Satyendar Jain - the case which is already being probed by the CBI", he said.

Mishra informed that he will be going to file First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of the evidences and will take all the evidences to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

On August 4, 2016, a Bench headed by then Chief Justice G. Rohini held that matters connected with "services" fall outside the purview of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi. "I will also go to ACB (anti-corruption branch of the government) for this", he said. The party refused to comment on the allegations. Days after, he accused the Delhi chief minister and his former cabinet colleagues of corruption.

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