New Delhi: Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of civic body polls, Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday alleged that there was "multi-level corruption" in the BJP-ruled MCD. The Union Minister accused the saffron party of not utilising funds allotted by the Centre and city government for executing development works.

Sibal, MP from Chandi Chowk in the heart of the capital, listed non-authorisation of resettlement colonies, increasing parking charges and toll tax and the poor condition of schools in the city as some of the major failures of the civic body.

He also accused the BJP of "side-stepping" real issues that concern the civic polls and deflecting attention from its failure in its campaign for Sunday elections.

"The performance of BJP is a disaster. They have nothing to show. The Delhi and the Central governments have alloted a lot of funds to the MCD under a number of schemes. Nothing has been utilised. They have nothing to show to the people. There has been no development in the past five years," he told a press conference here.

"They embarked on the plan to construct multi-level parking, but what is happening is multi-level corruption.

Corruption at all levels...from the ground floor to terrace, from top to bottom," he alleged.

Sibal said the Centre sanctioned Rs 469.78 crore for these projects under the JNNURM to be completed by 2012 and claimed that only seven multi-level parking projects are underway.

The Telecom Minister said the Urban Development Ministry issued a notice in 2009 asking unauthorised colonies to submit their layout plan for regularisation.

"The delay by MCD in clearing these layout plans has resulted in a situation of status quo till now," he said.

Sibal also claimed that the MCD did not procure any desks for students in the past five years despite there being a shortage of 7,000 desks in schools run by it.

The HRD minister said education and infrastructure development in MCD schools would be given priority if Congress wins the elections.

Sibal also claimed that the MCD had in 2009 rejected a proposal mooted by him to generate additional revenue to schools through public-private partnership.

On the MCD's ghost employees scam where 22,853 "fictitious employees" were allegedly paid salaries, he said the scam has resulted in financial loses of around Rs 100 crore every year.

The Minister also attacked the BJP for raising taxes in the latest MCD budget, saying it would put an additional financial burden of Rs 520 crore on city residents.

When asked about corruption in Delhi government and at the Centre, Sibal parried those questions saying he would answer queries only about MCD elections.

Sibal also dismissed suggestions that the Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Plan was not being implemented due to non-release of funds, saying the Centre had released all funds.