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BJP demands probe into non-utilisation of Rs 787 cr green cess by AAP govt

Probe non-utilisation of green cess by AAP government: BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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The BJP's unit leaders on Thursday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal and demanded an inquiry into the "non-utilisation" of around Rs 1,000 collected as by the government in in three years.

"We met the Lt Governor and demanded an inquiry into non-utilisation of around Rs 1,000 crore collected from the people," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit chief told reporters after meeting Baijal.

Tiwari was accompanied by Leader of Opposition in assembly Vijender Gupta, Vice President Rajiv Babbar, party's Spokespersons Harish Khurana and Praveen Shankar Kapoor.

The leader's remarks came a day after a Right to Information reply put the government in a spot on non-utilisation of Rs 787 crore collected as environmental cess during 2017.

The government, in a reply to activist Sanjeev Jain, said it received Rs 50 crore in 2015, Rs 387 crore in 2016, and Rs 787 crore as environment cess from January 1 to September 30 in 2017.

The government said it had spent Rs 93 lakh of the cess in 2016, but there was "no mention of any expenditure" in 2017.

The leaders also demanded that the government should immediately purchase 8,000 CNG buses for the city.

"The L-G has assured he will immediately take up the matter with the Transport Department," Tiwari added.


First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 16:46 IST