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AAP, Congress in connivance in water tanker scam: Gupta

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With a week to go for the civic polls, the today alleged that the in connivance with the has continued with the "water tanker scam", instead of terminating the contract of the firm involved in it.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta at a press conference held at the party office here raked up the issue of the alleged scam, which incidentally was highlighted by the Kejriwal-led party last year.

"Both, and are two sides of the same coin. They flock to JNU, Ramjas College and Hyderabad, together, in the wake of any issue.

"And, Kejriwal, who assumed charge after as the CM, continued with the the water tanker scam, instead of terminating the contract of the companies involved," he alleged.

"The and the are sharing the money from this scam," he claimed.

Gupta at the press conference, even named four private companies, which he alleged are involved in the "water tankers scam".

"I want to ask Kejriwal, who claims his party came to power on anti-graft plank, as to why he did not cancel the contract of those companies or make for alternate arrangements," he said.

The senior leader also claimed a "10-year contract with the private companies was signed in 2002 for supply of water through water tankers.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 18:22 IST