The Delhi Cabinet has issued a notice to the Vigilance Secretary to investigate the renovation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. The notice comes after the BJP raised questions about the renovation costs. The Delhi government claims that the renovation was necessary for security reasons and that the costs were within the budget. This move is seen as an attempt to target Kejriwal, who has been at loggerheads with the BJP-led central government. The Vigilance Department has been asked to submit its report within a month.
The renovation work was carried out at Kejriwal’s house in Civil Lines in 2021. The BJP has questioned the government about the expenditure and the source of funding for the renovation. The BJP has also accused Kejriwal of misusing public money for his own benefit.
The Delhi government, however, has defended the renovation work, stating that it was essential for the safety and security of the Chief Minister. The work included the installation of CCTV cameras, a bulletproof door, and fire safety measures. The government claims that the total cost of the renovation was Rs 1.40 crore, which was well within the allocated budget.
The Vigilance Secretary has been tasked with investigating the matter and submitting a report to the Delhi government within a month. The investigation will focus on whether the renovation work was necessary and whether the costs were reasonable. The government has assured that it will take necessary action based on the findings of the investigation.
The move by the Delhi government is seen as a political move, aimed at targeting Kejriwal. The Chief Minister has been a vocal critic of the BJP-led central government and has been at the forefront of the anti-BJP campaign in Delhi. The BJP, on the other hand, has accused Kejriwal of using public funds for his own benefit and of being corrupt.
The investigation into the renovation work at Kejriwal’s residence is expected to shed light on the matter and put an end to the ongoing political controversy. The Delhi government has promised to take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation.