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CCTV project row: Maken 'spreading new lie', claims AAP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MLA today claimed that was "spreading a new lie" by saying that the government has "compromised national security" by giving the contract of installing 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in the city to a Chinese company.

The claimed that the BJP and the both were creating hindrances in the work of CCTV cameras and they do not want CCTVs to be installed in

Bhardwaj was responding to the claim of Maken that the Chinese government-run was included in the vendor list of the Defence Ministry's firm (BEL) which was "dangerous" for the of the country.

"is spreading a new lie now. He is claiming that in November, tender of CCTV was cancelled to favour camera firm called In January 2018, when signed the deal with BEL, gave tender to BEL in order to favour Hikvision," the said.

"However, reality is BEL in both its tenders was taking cameras of Hikvision. And there is no clearance required for using these cameras as they have an Indian subsidiary company like all other MNCs," he said.

During the day, Maken said in a press conference, "Our direct allegation is that due to petty corruption, the compromised with the national by giving contract for installing 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in Delhi to Hikvision, which is a Chinese central government company."

He also presented a purported transcript of a conversation involving a and an of Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd., Chandra Shekhar, in which the latter accepted getting the order from the Delhi government's (PWD) for installing CCTV cameras in the city.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 23:25 IST