The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, New delhi lg has been charged with pushing two of his subordinates to exchange demonetized bank notes worth Rs 1,400 crore in 2016, according to the ruling AAP in Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Using “diversionary tactics” and “false accusations” against him out of desperation, the lieutenant governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, alleged on Thursday.
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) chairman was charged by the governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government of exerting pressure on two of his subordinates to convert 1,400 crore worth of demonetised rupee notes. This allegedly occurred in 2016. The LG denied the allegations, referring to them as “figments of their (AAP leaders’) imagination.”
Officials from the New delhi LG House
Officials from the LG House said on Wednesday that he will file a lawsuit against a number of AAP leaders, including Atishi, Jasmine Shah, Durgesh Pathak, and Saurabh Bhardwaj, among others, for making “extremely defamatory” and baseless claims of corruption against him.
The AAP and the BJP, the opposition party, are still at odds in Delhi over a number of topics. Due to accusations of corruption made against each other on Monday, MLAs from both parties organised an overnight demonstration on the assembly grounds. The protest by BJP MLAs calling for the dismissal of AAP ministers resumed on Tuesday. They were escorted out of the House on Wednesday after several adjournments and sloganeering by both factions caused the proceedings to stall for a third day.
The Kejriwal-led party claims that the saffron movement tried to purchase its MLAs through “Operation Lotus.” As many as seven BJP MLAs responded by writing to the LG and requesting an investigation into the situation. The identities of the BJP members who contacted the AAP have been made public, per the MLAs’ request to Kejriwal.
AAP legislators staged a sit-in outside the CBI’s offices in the nation’s capital on Wednesday in an effort to get the federal agency to file a complaint over the BJP’s “Operation Lotus.” The CBI “accepted” a complaint, according to a report from the news agency PTI later that evening.