Delhi Lokayukta seeks review of recommendation against Dikshit

 
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Delhi Lokayukta wants probe on Dikshit
New Delhi, Mar 23: The Delhi Lokayukta has sent a report to LT Governor Tejinder Khanna seeking a review of its earlier recommendation for censuring Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misrepresenting facts about construction of low-cost flats ahead of assembly polls in 2008.

The Lokayukta, in the report sent to Khanna, has requested him to forward it to President Pratibha Patil for her review. In an order last year, Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had slammed Dikshit for alleged misrepresentation of facts about construction of 60,000 low-cost flats in the run up to the assembly polls.

In response to a complaint, the Lokayukta in its order has said that Dikshit had stated that 60,000 low-cost houses were ready for allotment when they were not even built. The Lokayukta has recommended the President to take appropriate action against the chief minister but the President had virtually rejected the report and asked the concerned department of Delhi government to be careful on such issues.

"The Lokayukta has sent a special report to Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna seeking review of the earlier observation of the President. The Lokayukta had requested the LG to send the special report to the President and at the same time place it before the Delhi Assembly for necessary action," sources in the Lokayukta said. Dikshit had rejected the allegations.

PTI

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