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Removal of advisors to AAP ministers not surprising: Maken

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Maken today said the cancellation of appointment of nine to government ministers was "not surprising as these were made to please" workers.

The in its report submitted in 2016, had pointed out "grave irregularities" in the appointments of 71 party supporters in the government, the said.

"It is not surprising...The Shunglu Committee, in its report submitted on 28 November, 2016, had pointed out grave irregularities in the appointments of 71 party supporters in the

"The has not been working for the interest of the people of Delhi, but to please his party's workers, at a heavy cost to the exchequer," he alleged.

Maken alleged that the "flouted with impunity" existing rules and regulations, in not only appointing the nine "AAP supporters" in the Delhi government, but also in the case of 21 Parliamentary secretaries to the ministers.

"The squandered the tax payers money with impunity by paying high salaries to the AAP workers as advisers and holding other posts," he charged.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:15 IST