In an interesting revelation on Friday, mayor Jyoti Khandelwal said that her repeated complaints against government officials were ignored during Congress’ rule.
During a press conference on Friday, she said that two days before the BJP formed the government all complaints that she had filed against “corrupt bureaucrats” were returned by the department of personnel (DoP) because “the complaints were not filed properly”. Having been failed by the Congress government, Khandelwal has now forwarded the complaints to the BJP-led government for probe and necessary action.
She lambasted DoP officials accusing them of ignoring her complaints and giving recourse to the accused.
Khandelwal had levelled corruption charges against the then JMC CEO Jagroop Singh Yadav in a complaint sent to the then chief secretary CK Mathew and principal secretary (CM’s Office) and other officials on June 24, 2013.
In the complaint, she had demanded immediate removal of Yadav as well as issuance of chargesheet under Section 16 CC. She had also complained about ruckus at JMC headquarters to governor Margaret Alva and the then chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
However, the government did not pay heed and Yadav remained CEO, alleged Khandelwal. Then, the complaints were forwarded to DoP by the then chief secretary.
The mayor also alleged that instead of taking any action on the complaint, DoP returned her complaints on December 13 when Vasundhara Raje took oath as state’s chief minister.
“DoP returned the complaints to save Yadav and itself,” Khandelwal accused, adding that this is an attempt to remove any evidence of complaints.
Continuing her attack on the previous Congress-led government in the state, the mayor said that those who do not pay heed to the public’s opinion and sentiment have to suffer the consequences. “The officials are supposed to give relief to citizens and it is due to the bureaucracy that the Congress was defeat in Jaipur,” said Jyoti Khandelwal. While appraising the sanitation campaign launched by the Raje-led government, she said, “This is a good step, but something concrete should be done rather than just showing off.”