Delhi: CM Kejriwal accuses CBI of going after mohalla clinics
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that CBI now started investigating the "Mohalla Clinics" project, "summoned" several senior officials, and seized related documents. He made the accusation in a series of tweets, a day after he alleged that CBI and Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) started randomly picking files from Delhi Jal Board (DJB), of which he is the Minister-in-Charge, to "somehow frame him in something".
What are mohalla clinics?
"Mohalla Clinics" is one of the flagship projects of the AAP-led Delhi Government. There are currently around 165 mohalla clinics aimed at providing free primary healthcare to city residents closer to home. The government has a target of setting up 1,000 such clinics across Delhi.
Kejriwal blames Modi for CBI's investigation into mohalla clinics
Kejriwal tweeted that now CBI has started investigating mohalla clinics and took 3 lakh papers, including all the patients' prescriptions. He added all CDMOs, Additional Directors, Project Director, Additional Secretary, Officer on Special Duty to Director, and several other concerned officers were summoned. Attacking PM Narendra Modi, he tweeted, "Modi ji, instead of closing Delhi's mohalla clinics, open mohalla clinics across the country."
Delhi Govt spent Rs. 3 lakh for photocopying documents: Kejriwal
In a series of tweets, CM Kejriwal also claimed that the Delhi Government has spent Rs. 3 lakh to get the documents photocopied, which have now been seized by CBI. He added special permission had been taken by officers for the money required for photocopying.
Apologize for witch hunting exercise: Kejriwal to CBI, ACB
In a series of tweets yesterday, the Delhi Chief Minister had announced that he would put in the public domain the list of all files sought by the two agencies, the Central Bureau of Investigation and Anti Corruption Branch. Kejriwal had also asked the two agencies to either explain the reason or else "apologize to Delhiites for this witch hunting exercise".