Jaipur: Accusing the Rajasthan government of covering up financial irregularities related to the 108 ambulance service under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the BJP on Saturday demanded a high-level inquiry by the CAG and a probe by the CVC to unearth the truth.

Briefing the media, BJP general secretary Kirit Somaiya said, “The tender for providing ambulances was given to Union Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti P Chidambaram and Union Minister V Ravi’s son Ravi Krishna’s company Ziqitza Healthcare Limited. Later, the company sold its sixty percent shares to two foreign companies in non-transparent manner.”

He said, “Till 2007, there were only 12 ambulances in the company but presently it has 1068 ambulances.”

He further alleged that the company was getting benefits from the government because senior company officials were close to some Congress leaders. “Shaifi Mathar, director of the company canceled the previous contract to operate 108 ambulances and in 2011 he siphoned off money from the government’s account for paying bills.”

The CAG report has stated that bill was paid for 55,326 rounds of ambulances whereas on records ambulances have completed only 37,458 rounds.