After being pulled up by a Supreme Court Panel report for inflating Delhi’s oxygen demand by four times which possibly caused 12 states to suffer oxygen shortages, AAP has come up with a rather unusual defense.
AAP today claimed that the Supreme Court Panel’s oxygen audit report “doesn’t exist”. The party even claimed that the report was made at the BJP’s party headquarters. These claims were made by the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister in a press conference.
But the claim is such a bold-faced lie it almost beggars belief — the report very much exists. It’s titled “Interim Report of Oxygen Audit of NCT in Delhi”, and was submitted by a sub-group constituted by the Supreme Court of India.
The report is authored by Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS Delhi, Subodh Yadav, Joint Secretary Jal Shakti Ministry, Dr. Sandeep Budhiraja from Max Healthcare, Bhupinder S Bhalla, Principal Secretary (Home) Govt of NCT Delhi, and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Controller of Explosives, PESO.
While AAP claims the report isn’t signed, it’s signed by Dr. Vijaydeep Siddharth, Assoc. Prof, Hosp. Admin.
The entire report can be read here.
And the report not only doesn’t exist, but it had also been mailed to the Delhi government on 22nd June 2021.
As such, AAP appears to have made several fake claims about the report — AAP claimed that the report doesn’t exist, which is false and is evidenced by the fact that it very much does; AAP claimed that the report isn’t signed, which is again false, and mail records show that the report had been mailed to the Delhi government three days ago.