Attacking the BJP, AAP leader Ashutosh said the Home Ministry terming the commission to probe the scam as "legally invalid and void" is a clear constitutional impropriety and questioned the Centre's move to "snatch" the state government's power to set up an inquiry panel.
He alleged the Centre was trying to "protect" the politicians and bureaucrats involved in the scam.
"The move is a direct compromise with corruption and a desperate move to shield the Lt Governor of Delhi (Najeeb Jung) whose role in CNG scam is suspect.
"It is beyond reasonable understanding as to why the Narendra Modi government is trying to bury the multi-crore scam which continued during the Sheila Dixit regime in which many ministers, bureaucrats are under the scanner," Ashutosh said.
He said it is intriguing that Jung "overlooked" the key findings of two probe agencies – the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) – instead of recusing himself from any further deliberation in any matter.
"The desperate attempt by the Modi government to stonewall the probe into the CNG fitness scam, in which at least Rs 100 crore of the taxpayers money was looted by a political-bureaucrat-corporate nexus, completely exposes the BJP's attempts to cover-up the Congress corruption," AAP's Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

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