Kejriwal should resign over minister's taint: BJP

Kejriwal should resign over minister's taint: BJP

 The Delhi BJP on Wednesday sought Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation over allegations of corruption against Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain and announced plans to hold protests on February 13 and 14 to expose the AAP government’s failure.

The party also questioned the delay in suspension of an excise official caught taking Rs 5 lakh bribe.

City BJP president Satish Upadhyay said the Kejriwal government’s commitment to fight corruption stands exposed.

“On the one hand, elected representatives of Kejriwal’s party are being regularly caught over involvement in corruption scams and frauds, on the other, the government has failed to act against corrupt officials,” he said.

His remarks coincided with BJP workers’ protest in Lal Kuan near the residence of Hussain to demand his resignation. A sting had shown Hussain’s office aide discussing alleged bribe issue with a builder in Old Delhi. The minister has denied any wrongdoing and junked the sting.

Upadhyay tweeted to also highlight the delay in suspension of Assistant Commissioner of Excise Rakesh Kumar caught on February 4 with bribe money of Rs 5 lakh by the Excise Commissioner.

He said it is shocking that the file of Rakesh Kumar’s suspension is being withheld in the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for last six days despite the recommendation of the Excise Commissioner raising suspicion as to who is protecting the Assistant Commissioner.

BJP leader Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, slammed the Kejriwal government over the proposed rerun of the car rationing scheme.

The DTC is on the verge of bankruptcy and 12,000 ex-employees are not getting pension but the government is planning to reintroduce the odd-even scheme to pat its own back.

The Delhi government is not paying the dues to owners of the private buses as per contract and due to this reason, the owners of the cluster buses have decided to take away their 1,000 buses from the road.

Gupta demanded from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that the government should stop wasteful expenditure and release the pension and other dues to the retired employees of DTC.