Friday, 24 May 2013

Delhi BJP to stage dharna at CM’s residence demanding her removal

  • BJP delegation to meet President, LG, Union Home Minister on CM’s indictment by Lokayukta
  • Delhi govt’s current ad campaign should be stopped, CM should pay back taxpayer’s money: Goel 

New Delhi, May 23 : To press for removal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in wake of her latest indictment by Lokayukta for misusing public money for political campaign, the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party will stage a dharna at CM’s residence tomorrow demanding resignation of the Chief Minister. 

Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel said, “The party workers accompanied by senior leaders of Delhi BJP will gather at CM’s residence tomorrow and protest her continuation as the Chief Minister even though the Lokayukta has clearly indicted her.” 

He said that the party will also press for filing of criminal charges against Sheila Dikshit for blatantly misusing taxpayers’ money for running a political campaign. The CM has committed one of the biggest crimes which any political executive can do- running political campaign with public money which was meant to be used for welfare of the common people.” 

“We also demand that the CM should immediately pay back to the public exchequer a sum of Rs 11 crore as directed by the Lokayukta,” said Shri Goel 

The Delhi BJP has also decided that a delegation of all party legislators in Delhi Assembly led by Shri Goel would meet the President to press for removal of Sheila Dikshit. 

“The Congress leadership must explain to the Delhi Citizens that why it has not sacked the CM after she has been proved guilty beyond this doubt,” said Shri Goel 

He pointed out, “It is a cause of grave concern that over the last three years , at least Rs 300 crore have been spent by Delhi government on its publicity campaigns ran on similar lines as it was done in 2008 campaign.” 

“Of late the Delhi government has started splashing political campaigns all over the city spending crores of rupees during the last three months. Not only this campaign should be stopped immediately but the money spent in these campaigns should be recovered also.” 

“The Delhi citizens are anguished over the way their money paid in taxes is not used in building schools, hospitals, roads, providing cheap power or water but in running political campaigns,” said Shri Goel. 

The Lokayukta had conducted an enquiry against the Chief Minister on a complaint by former Delhi BJP President Shri Vijender Gupta who alleged that Sheila Dikshit abused her position by misusing public funds for a political ad campaign in run up to the 2008 assembly election.

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