Gujarat Assembly Polls

Exit Polls Predict BJP Landslide In Gujarat Assembly Polls

The BJP is poised to sweep Gujarat and has an edge over Congress in a tough fight in Himachal Pradesh, exit polls predicted on Monday.

The exit polls predicted that the BJP is on course to a handsome victory in Gujarat and could create a record in terms of seats won. They also predicted that AAP will open its account in the Gujarat assembly and will finish third behind the Congress and BJP.

While most exit polls predicted that BJP is likely to retain Himachal Pradesh, one exit poll predicted Congress to be in the lead in the sweepstakes to form government in the hill state which has seen the power rotate between the BJP and Congress for several decades.

The exit poll results came out after the conclusion of the second phase of polling in Gujarat on Monday. The first phase of polling in Gujarat was held on December 1 and results for the two states will be declared on December 8.

The polls gave AAP a sweep in the MCD polls in Delhi. The results of the MCD polls will be declared on December 7.

According to the India Today-Axis My India poll, the BJP is set to create a record in terms of its electoral performance in Gujarat. It also predicted AAP making sizeable inroads in terms of vote share.

The exit poll predicted that BJP would win 129-151 seats, Congress 16-30 seats and AAP 9-21 seats in Gujarat. The poll predicted BJP getting 46 per cent votes, Congress 26 per cent and AAP 20 per cent.

According to Republic-PMARQ exit polls, the BJP is poised to get between 128 and 148 seats with 48.2 pc vote share. Gujarat is a BJP stronghold and the party is seeking a seventh successive term in office in the state which has 182 assembly seats.

The poll gave Congress 30-42 seats with 32.6 pc vote share, AAP 2-10 seats with 15.4 per cent vote shared and others getting 0-3 seats with 3.8 per cent votes.

The Times Now-ETG poll gave BJP 135-145 seats in Gujarat, Congress 24-34, AAP 6 to 16.

The TV 9 Gujarati gave 125-130 seats to BJP, 40-50 seats to Congress, 3-5 seats to AAP and 3-7 seats to others.

News X-Jan ki Baat exit poll gave 117-140 seats to BJP, 34-51 seats to Congress, 6-13 seats to AAP and 1-2 seats to others.

In Himachal Pradesh, which went to the polls on November 12, the Republic-PMARQ exit poll gave 34-49 seats to BJP with a vote share of 44.8 per cent.

It predicted that Congress will get 28-33 seats with a vote share of 42.9 per cent. AAP is predicted to get 0-1 seat in the state with 2.8 per cent vote share, the exit poll said.

Himachal Pradesh has 68 member assembly.

India Today-Axis poll predicted that Congress is ahead and would 30-40 seats in the hill state, BJP 24-34 and AAP four to eight seats.

The poll predicted 44 per cent vote share for Congress, 42 pc for BJP, two per cent for AAP and 12 per cent for others.

India TV-Matrize poll gave 35-40 seats to BJP and 26-31 to Congress. The poll predicted that AAP will not be able to open its account while others will get 0-3 seats.

The NewsX-Jan ki Baat poll predicted 32-40 polls for BJP, 27-34 for Congress, none for AAP and 1-2 for others.

The Times Now-ETG poll predicted 34-42 seats for BJP, 24-32 for Congress, none for AAP and others getting 1-3 seats.

The Zee News-BARC poll predicted 35-40 seats for BJP, 20-25 for Congress, 0-3 for AAP and 1-5 for others in the hill state.

For Delhi MCD polls held on Sunday, Aaj Tak-My Axis India poll predicted AAP getting 149-171 seats, BJP 69-91, Congress 3-7 and others 5-9.

The NewsX-Jan ki Baat gave AAP 159-175 seats out of 250, BJP 70-92 seats, Congress 4-7 seats and others one seat.

The Times Now-ETG poll gave 146-156 seats to AAP, 84-94 seats to BJP, 6-10 seats for Congress and 0-4 seats to others.

The BJP has ruled MCD for three successive terms. The exit polls showed that Congress has failed to revive itself in the national capital. (ANI)

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BJP Cong In HP Exit Polls

BJP Has Edge Over Cong In HP: Exit Polls

The BJP is poised to sweep Gujarat and has an edge over Congress in a tough fight in Himachal Pradesh, exit polls predicted on Monday.

The exit polls predicted that the BJP is on course to a handsome victory in Gujarat and could create a record in terms of seats won. They also predicted that AAP will open its account in the Gujarat assembly and will finish third behind the Congress and BJP.
While most exit polls predicted that BJP is likely to retain Himachal Pradesh, one exit poll predicted Congress to be in the lead in the sweepstakes to form government in the hill state which has seen the power rotate between the BJP and Congress for several decades.

The exit poll results came out after the conclusion of the second phase of polling in Gujarat on Monday. The first phase of polling in Gujarat was held on December 1 and results for the two states will be declared on December 8.

The polls gave AAP a sweep in the MCD polls in Delhi. The results of the MCD polls will be declared on December 7.

According to the India Today-Axis My India poll, the BJP is set to create a record in terms of its electoral performance in Gujarat. It also predicted AAP making sizeable inroads in terms of vote share.

The exit poll predicted that BJP would win 129-151 seats, Congress 16-30 seats and AAP 9-21 seats in Gujarat. The poll predicted BJP getting 46 per cent votes, Congress 26 per cent and AAP 20 per cent.

According to Republic-PMARQ exit polls, the BJP is poised to get between 128 and 148 seats with 48.2 pc vote share. Gujarat is a BJP stronghold and the party is seeking a seventh successive term in office in the state which has 182 assembly seats.

The poll gave Congress 30-42 seats with 32.6 pc vote share, AAP 2-10 seats with 15.4 per cent vote shared and others getting 0-3 seats with 3.8 per cent votes.

The Times Now-ETG poll gave BJP 135-145 seats in Gujarat, Congress 24-34, AAP 6 to 16.

The TV 9 Gujarati gave 125-130 seats to BJP, 40-50 seats to Congress, 3-5 seats to AAP and 3-7 seats to others.

News X-Jan ki Baat exit poll gave 117-140 seats to BJP, 34-51 seats to Congress, 6-13 seats to AAP and 1-2 seats to others.

In Himachal Pradesh, which went to the polls on November 12, the Republic-PMARQ exit poll gave 34-49 seats to BJP with a vote share of 44.8 per cent.

It predicted that Congress will get 28-33 seats with a vote share of 42.9 per cent. AAP is predicted to get 0-1 seat in the state with 2.8 per cent vote share, the exit poll said.

Himachal Pradesh has 68 member assembly.

India Today-Axis poll predicted that Congress is ahead and would 30-40 seats in the hill state, BJP 24-34 and AAP four to eight seats.

The poll predicted 44 per cent vote share for Congress, 42 pc for BJP, two per cent for AAP and 12 per cent for others.

India TV-Matrize poll gave 35-40 seats to BJP and 26-31 to Congress. The poll predicted that AAP will not be able to open its account while others will get 0-3 seats.

The NewsX-Jan ki Baat poll predicted 32-40 polls for BJP, 27-34 for Congress, none for AAP and 1-2 for others.

The Times Now-ETG poll predicted 34-42 seats for BJP, 24-32 for Congress, none for AAP and others getting 1-3 seats.

The Zee News-BARC poll predicted 35-40 seats for BJP, 20-25 for Congress, 0-3 for AAP and 1-5 for others in the hill state.

For Delhi MCD polls held on Sunday, Aaj Tak-My Axis India poll predicted AAP getting 149-171 seats, BJP 69-91, Congress 3-7 and others 5-9.

The NewsX-Jan ki Baat gave AAP 159-175 seats out of 250, BJP 70-92 seats, Congress 4-7 seats and others one seat.

The Times Now-ETG poll gave 146-156 seats to AAP, 84-94 seats to BJP, 6-10 seats for Congress and 0-4 seats to others.

The BJP has ruled MCD for three successive terms. The exit polls showed that Congress has failed to revive itself in the national capital. (ANI)

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Modi Inaugurates Meeting At BJP HQ

Modi Inaugurates Two-Day Meeting At BJP HQ

Prime Minister Narender Modi on Monday inaugurated a two-day high-level meeting with officer bearers at BJP headquarters in the national capital.

The meeting is underway at BJP headquarters. PM Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, the party’s State presidents, and general secretaries are among those present at the meeting.
Nadda will preside over the two-day meeting of the office bearers.

National General secretaries Dushyant Gautam, Bhupender Yadav, Baijant Panda, Tarun Chugh, and CT Ravi are participating in the meeting. Along with them, UP BJP president BJP president Bhupender Chaudhary, Uttrakhand BJP president Mahendra Bhatt, and other BJP state presidents are present at the meeting.

It is being told that in this meeting, the upcoming strategies of the party will be discussed.

According to the sources, the review of preparations in the states where assembly elections are going to be held next year, and various organizational activities from booth committees will also be discussed.

“In the meeting, a future strategy will be prepared by reviewing the preparations so far, the recent elections, the stay done by the leaders in different states, and the functioning of the state organizations so far, as well as various organizational activities, will be discussed,” the sources said.

Earlier today, the Prime Minister arrived in the national capital after casting his vote in the Assembly elections of Gujarat and was welcomed by the party president.

A senior BJP leader said earlier, “in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2023 Vidhan Sabha elections, in the two-day meeting, information about the government’s achievements and strengthening the organization will be shared. The functioning of the organization will also be reviewed in the meeting.”

Considering India’s G-20 presidency a major achievement, the party will also outline programmes linked with it to apprise the people about the country’s growing global influence under the leadership of PM Modi, he said further. (ANI)

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BJP Telangana Govt

BJP Is Trying To Topple Telangana Govt, Claims CM KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is conspiring to topple the Telangana government.

While addressing a public gathering at the MVS college ground in Mahbubnagar district, after inaugurating several developmental schemes, the Telangana CM said, “The BJP government led by PM Narendra Modi is conspiring to topple the Telangana government. The thieves who came to buy the TRS MLAs were caught and put in jail.”
He further asked BJP why his government should be toppled, when people voted for his party.

“The PM himself says that they will topple our government. I want to ask them, for what reason? Didn’t people vote for us? Didn’t we win the elections? Is this the India we dream of where the PM goes to Bengal and says that 40 TMC MLAs are in touch with us,” he asked.

He further said that the country is still lacking on many fronts even after 75 years of independence, and urged the public to support Bharatiya Rashtriya Samiti (BRS).

“Even decades after independence, people of the country do not have access to basic infrastructure, with the national capital itself suffering due to water and power crisis. The development that took place in Telangana, why is it not happening in other parts of the country? Expand BRS and play a vital role in national politics,” he said. (ANI)

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MCD Poll

MCD Polls: 45% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 4 Pm

The overall polling percentage for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), for all 250 wards, stood at 45 percent (approx) till 4 pm, the State Election Commission informed on Sunday.

In what could be termed a lukewarm response to a high-pitched campaign by the AAP and the BJP for the Delhi civic polls, the overall voter turnout on Sunday was only about 30 percent, a marginal improvement from an even poorer turnout of 18 percent till 12 noon and just 9 percent till 10.30 am.
The polling kicked off at 8 am and will end at 5.30 pm.

The incumbent BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and the Congress and locked in a keen three-cornered contest for the 250 MCD wards this year. The polling process kicked off amid tight security arrangements on a chilly Sunday morning in the national capital.

Seeking to put the AAP on the defensive during the campaign phase, the BJP released several video clips purportedly showing jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain receiving privileged treatment behind bars.

While one clip purportedly showed Jain receiving a personalised body massage, another showed the minister purportedly digging into a five-course meal.

While the BJP centered its civic poll campaign around the purported clips, claiming that the Jail minister was receiving privileged treatment behind bars at Tihar jail, the AAP denied the charge saying that Jain was only being administered physiotherapy on medical advice.

Over 1.45 crore people are eligible to cast their votes in the civic polls, the state poll panel had informed earlier, adding that a total of 1,349 candidates, across parties, are in the fray this year.

The state poll panel had further informed that it had set up 13,638 polling stations for civic elections, adding that a sizeable workforce of election functionaries and security agencies had put in a lot of effort in making the necessary poll preparations.

The counting of votes will be done on December 7. (ANI)

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Gambhir about kejriwal

Kejriwal Taking Credit For MCD’s Work: Gambhir

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the party has “genuinely worked” for the people of Delhi in the last 15 years it has been in power at the city’s civic body.

Gambhir also slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for ‘taking credit for the work done by the MCD.
Speaking to the reporters after casting his vote in Old Rajender Nagar, Gambhir said, “The MCD has fought against Dengue. MCD is working in all three landfills. I am not an astrologer like the Chief Minister, and I can say about the number of seats that we will win. I can tell the reality. The reality is that we have genuinely worked for the people of Delhi in the last 15 years. We have not made false advertisements. MCD fought against Dengue and the Delhi Chief Minister takes credit for it.”

Gambhir further took on Kejriwal over the landfill issue and said that the Chief Minister did not work to finish it.

“He has not visited the landfill in the past 8 years, and he says that he is finishing the landfill. Investing thousands of crores in advertising will not do good to the people of Delhi,” he said.

Earlier today, Kejriwal voted along with his family at a polling booth in Civil Lines for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections and urged people not to vote for those who are corrupt.

While speaking to media persons after casting his vote, the Delhi Chief Minister said that the election is an opportunity to clean Delhi.

“I appeal to people to vote in large numbers. We can see there is garbage everywhere. It is an opportunity to clean Delhi. Vote for the party which does development work, not vote for such a party that stops the work of Delhi. Vote for the honest party. Don’t vote for those who are corrupt. Vote for good people and not for those who do gundaism, corruption, and use abusive language. We have to clean Delhi in the next 5 years,” said Delhi CM

The voting for 250 wards is underway and will conclude at 5:30 pm.

A voter turnout of 18 percent was recorded in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections till 12 noon on Sunday.

Over 1.45 crore people are eligible to vote in civic polls in which 1,349 candidates are in the fray, setting the stage for the high-stakes civic polls largely seen as a three-way contest between the BJP, the AAP, and the Congress. (ANI)

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MCD Polls: 9% Of Voters’ Turnout Till 10:30 Am

The cold Delhi winter affects the voting trends in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections as only around 9 per cent of voters’ turnout was recorded till 10:30 am on Sunday, as per the State Election Commission.

The voting for civic body polls is underway amid tight security across the national capital.
The voting for 250 wards began at 8 am and will conclude at 5:30 pm.

Over 1.45 crore people are eligible to vote in civic polls in which 1,349 candidates are in the fray, setting the stage for the high-stakes civic polls largely seen as a three-way contest between the BJP, the AAP and the Congress.

Delhi witnessed high-decibel campaigning by AAP and BJP which made top leaders, including

The counting of votes will be done on December 7.

According to data shared by the State Election Commission officials, the total number of voters in Delhi is 1,45,05,358 — 78,93,418 males, 66,10,879 females and 1,061 transgender persons. There are 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Delhi State Election Commission has set up 13,638 polling stations for the elections.

The State Election Commission said a large workforce of election functionaries and security agencies have put humungous efforts to make necessary preparations for conducting elections at 13,638 polling stations spread across Delhi.

68 Model Polling Stations have been set up with facilities including a waiting area/lounge, distribution of candies/toffees to voters, a selfie booth and Civil Defence Volunteers to help PwD/senior citizens

68 Pink booths have been set up with facilities including all-female staff at the polling station, a feeding room for lactating mothers, a creche facility for small kids accompanying voters, swings for kids, selfie booth.

The Commission said it has made elaborate arrangements for “safe, secure and pleasant” voting experience. These measures are required to keep the electoral field free and to ensure that a level playing field is afforded to all political parties and candidates.

Both the AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls while the Congress is trying to regain lost turf.

The BJP, which has governed the civic body in Delhi since 2007, is looking to maintain its winning streak while the Aam Aadmi Party, which has a majority in the Assembly, is looking to make inroads in the first municipal election in the capital after the delimitation of wards.

This is the first civic election after the fresh delimitation exercise. There were 272 wards in Delhi and three corporations- NDMC, SDMC, and EDMC in Delhi from 2012-2022 that later reunified into an MCD that had formally come into existence on May 22. (ANI)

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Manoj Tiwari supports bjp

450 Voters Deleted As They Support BJP: Manoj Tiwari

The names of 450 voters in Subash Mohalla ward in the national capital have been deleted from the voters’ list because they support BJP, claimed BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Sunday and demanded cancellation and re-election of the polls in the ward.

He was speaking to media persons at the Yamuna Vihar polling booth, Subhash Mohalla ward.
The BJP MP further alleged that this is a big conspiracy by the Delhi government

“In the Subash Mohalla ward, the names of 450 voters have been deleted from the voters’ list because they support BJP. This is a big conspiracy by the Delhi government. I will complain against this and appeal for cancellation of this polls and re-election,” said Tiwari.

Earlier, Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary claimed that he found his name missing from the voters’ list when he arrived at the polling booth to cast his vote for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.

Chaudhary claimed that his name is neither on the voters’ list nor in the deleted list.

“My name is neither in the voter list nor in the deleted list. My wife has voted. Officials are checking it,” said the Delhi Congress president who arrived at a polling booth in Dallupura to cast his vote.

Meanwhile, around 9 percent voter turnout was recorded till 10:30 am in MCD elections, as per the State Election Commission.

The voting for civic body polls is underway amid tight security across the national capital.

The voting for 250 wards began at 8 am and will conclude at 5:30 pm.

Over 1.45 crore people are eligible to vote in civic polls in which 1,349 candidates are in the fray, setting the stage for the high-stakes civic polls largely seen as a three-way contest between the BJP, the AAP, and the Congress.

Delhi witnessed high-decibel campaigning by AAP and BJP which made top leaders, including

The counting of votes will be done on December 7.

According to data shared by the State Election Commission officials, the total number of voters in Delhi is 1,45,05,358 — 78,93,418 males, 66,10,879 females, and 1,061 transgender persons. There are 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Delhi State Election Commission has set up 13,638 polling stations for the elections.

Notably, both the AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls while the Congress is trying to regain lost turf.

The BJP, which has governed the civic body in Delhi since 2007, is looking to maintain its winning streak while the Aam Aadmi Party, which has a majority in the Assembly, is looking to make inroads in the first municipal election in the capital after the delimitation of wards.

This is the first civic election after the fresh delimitation exercise. There were 272 wards in Delhi and three corporations- NDMC, SDMC, and EDMC in Delhi from 2012-2022 that later reunified into an MCD that had formally come into existence on May 22. (ANI)

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Nadda Calls For Mega BJP Meet

Nadda Calls For Mega BJP Meet On Dec 5 And 6

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda on Saturday announced a crucial meeting on December 5 and 6 in the national capital to be attended by all key office bearers of the party from across states to decide the road to the 2024 general elections.

Those in the know of the matter have said that Nadda will preside over this two-day meeting, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to address the concluding session virtually on Tuesday.
With the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections coming to a close on Saturday and that for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls over on Friday, the meeting will focus on future strategies and will see the attendance of all the national office bearers.

According to the party sources, the meeting has been called to discuss the strategy and preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2023 assembly elections in several states.

Besides, the national office bearers of the party, in-charge, and co-in-charge of all the states, state presidents, and organization general secretaries of all states have also been called for the meeting.

A senior BJP leader said “in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2023 Vidhan Sabha elections, in the two-day meeting, information about the government’s achievements and strengthening the organization will be shared. The functioning of the organization will also be reviewed in the meeting.”

Considering India’s G-20 presidency a major achievement, the party will also outline programmes linked with it to apprise the people about the country’s growing global influence under the leadership of PM Modi, he said further. (ANI)

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Delhi Excise Policy Case

Delhi Excise Policy Case: Sisodia Changed His Mobile Phone 4 Times A Day

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday alleged that Manish Sisodia is “completely involved” in the alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy case and alleged the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister changed four mobile handsets in one day and 14 handsets in two three months after Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) lodged an FIR against him. The BJP alleged that Sisodia did so with the aim to destroy digital evidence.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, the BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “A few days ago, Arvind Kejriwal said that Manish Sisodia has a clean chit. And the scam that has taken place in the excise policy is not a scam because CBI and ED had given clean chit to Manish Sisodia. There is no charge sheet against Sisodia.”
Patra alleged that Sisodia has a big role in Delhi’s excise policy. “He is not just neck deep but he is completely involved in the liquor scam in Delhi,” the BJP leader said.

During the press conference, Patra presented a remand note which he claimed was submitted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to a Delhi court in which Patra said it is stated that an FIR dated August 17, 2022, was registered by CBI against Manish Sisodia

“A person named Amit Arora had taken and given money in the case. Amit Arora was arrested by the ED and while taking its custody the ED presented these documents in Court. The 32-page remand note shows that the investigation is going on against Manish Sisodia in the excise police scam case. The allegations against him are serious. The ED and CBI had charge-sheeted those arrested. They are preparing full-proof documents on Manish Sisodia. They all have a connection with Manish Sisodia.

“As per the document, an FIR dated August 17, 2022, was registered by CBI against Manish Sisodia. The Office Memo (OM) disclosed that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the then Excise Commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and others were instrumental in giving orders to people in excise policy benefiting few by giving them an undue advantage,” said the BJP leader.

He further alleged that Sisodia might have consulted people to destroy digital evidence in the case.

“Manish Sisodia changed four mobile handsets in one day and 14 handsets in two three months after CBI’s FIR against him. He might have consulted Delhi CM Kejriwal, AAP leader Vijay Nair, liquor scam accused Amit Arora and Sunny Marwah to destroy digital evidence,” the BJP national spokesperson said.

Patra alleged “large-scale destruction of digital evidence” was done by the accused including the ex-excise minister of Delhi Sisodia and that 170 mobile phones were destroyed by the 36 accused in the alleged Delhi liquor scam

The Delhi LG had recommended a CBI inquiry into the findings of the Delhi chief secretary’s report filed in July showing prima facie violations of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act 1991, Transaction of Business Rules (ToBR)-1993, Delhi Excise Act-2009, and Delhi Excise Rules-2010, officials had said.

In October, the ED had raided nearly three dozen locations in Delhi and Punjab following the arrest of Sameer Mahendru, Managing Director of Delhi’s Jor Bagh-based liquor distributor Indospirit Group, in the case.

The Excise Department had decided to refund the Earnest Money Deposit of about Rs 30 crore to a successful tenderer against the set rules. Even though there was no enabling provision, a waiver on tendered license fees was allowed from December 28, 2021, to January 27, 2022, due to COVID-19.

This allegedly caused a loss of Rs 144.36 crore to the exchequer, which has been instituted on a reference from the Union Home Ministry following a recommendation from Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena. (ANI)

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