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AAP cries scam in UP’s Jal Jeevan Mission, seeks debate in Parliament | India News

LUCKNOW: Showing no indications of backing down despite a detailed rebuttal to AAP’s allegation of scam by UP Jal Shakti minister, the party MP Sanjay Singh raised the matter in Parliament on Tuesday, giving a notice for a discussion on this issue during the Zero Hour. Singh said if a CBI or court-monitored inquiry is not launched into his charges, he will also approach the Lokayukta.
Singh has alleged that a scam worth Rs 30,000 crore has been unearthed in the ongoing Jal Jivan Mission in UP in which a company, blacklisted in eight other states, has been given the tender for supplying pipes for the project. In his notice for discussion in Parliament, the MP said reports of scams running into thousands of crores of rupees in the implementation of the Jal Jivan Mission by various states, has come to light.
On Monday, UP’s Jal Shakti minister Mahendra Singh had produced documents to claim that AAP’s allegations were untrue, saying that none of the eight states mentioned by the AAP MP had blacklisted the pipe company in question and that the charges of corruption to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore were untrue since the government had released just about Rs 3,000 crore for the project.
“Where only 11% of UP’s population gets piped water, ministers of the UP government are carrying out corruption worth thousands of crores in this scheme. A company which has been blacklisted in eight states has been given the work of supplying pipes. This company is notorious for making poor quality pipes and fraud through shell companies,” Singh said. He added that funds for the poor are being diverted to fraud companies.
The notice by the AAP MP further said that corrupt people have found many such ways of stealing money from such government schemes and Missions. “There is a limit of 0.04% in spending of finds for third party inspection despite which the UP government has spent 1.33% of funds. This kind of wasteful expenditure has been done at the cost of the people,” he said.

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