The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a direct successor of erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) founded in 1980, is a major political party of India. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was founded in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee, a nationalist leader, former Union Minister and freedom-fighter. The party advocates welfare social social policies, self reliance, robust economic growth, foreign policy driven by a nationalist agenda, and strong national defense.
Monday, 2 September 2013
BJP delegation to meet President demanding sacking of Chief Minister
·BJP delegation to meet President demanding sacking of
·BJP launches city wide protest demanding CM’s ouster,
Rally at CM’s residence by BJYM
·Delhi BJP to revamp Lokayukta by bringing model Act, give
it more powers to catch high and the mighty
Shri Vijay Goel - BJP Delhi President
September 1. Announcing the launch of a massive agitation
with a protest rally by BJYM held at the CM’s residenceon Sundayevening, the Delhi Bharatiya Janata
Party today said an unprecedented constitutional and moral crisis is looming
over the Capital of the country as even after a Delhi Court has issued an order
to register an FIR against the Chief Minister in a corruption case, she is
refusing to step down.
Addressing a joint press conference,
Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and former Delhi BJP President Shri
Vijender Gupta said, “This shameful subversion of all democratic norms in the
form of continuation of Sheila Dikshit as Chief Minister is shocking. Her
continuation in this post is a gross violation of all norms and traditions of
“The Chief Minister must resign and
if she is not ready to do so, Congress party must sack her. Her continuation is
against basic norms of governance. She has been clearly indicted by the
Lokayukta for misuse of public funds and then the Court has put a stamp
of approval on this by ordering registration of FIR.”
The two leaders said that a
delegation of Delhi BJP will meet the President of India and the LG to press
for sacking of the Chief Minister if she is not removed by her party within
next 24 hours.
BJP Delhi State
The two leaders also announced
launching of an agitation for ouster of the CM. They also demanded a high level
probe into Rs 300 crore spent on the ongoing advertising campaign which
again involves similar misuse of public funds as it was done prior to 2008
They further added that that this
case and the past cases against the CM and her cabinet colleagues have
been indicted clearly show that there is a need to have much stronger Lokayukta
in the city.
“Had Lokayukta got sufficient powers,
the Chief Minister and her corrupt cabinet colleagues wouldn’t have been
scot free. The BJP, after coming to power in Delhi, will ensure a stronger Lokayukta so
that the high and the mighty should not be allowed to run away with public
money. The Delhi BJP will formulate a new Lokayukta Act to ensure this ..”
BJP Rally @ Delhi
In fact the Chief Minister
has demeaned even the institution of Lokayukta as when she was indicted by
him in this case she blatantly said that the Lokayukta had crossed his brief !
But the Court’s decision makes it clear that it was the Chief Minister
who committed grave impropriety by misusing public funds.
The former Delhi BJP President Sh.
Vijender Gupta had filed a complaint with Delhi Lokayukta for misuse of public
funds by the Chief Minister in run-up to 2008 assembly elections. The Lokayukta
had indicted her in this case and found her guilty of spending around Rs 22.6
crore of public money for her party’s political campaign. A Delhi Court has now ordered an FIR to
be filed against the Chief Minister
The two leaders said in a joint
statement, “Even after Lokayukta’s recommendation to the President in this
case, the President and the LG did not take any action. Delhi Police also tried
to give a clean chit to her by filing a closure report. It is clear that there
were attempts to save her but the Court’s order have proved to be the last nail
in the coffin of lies propagated by the Chief Minister.”
“In fact in the past there have been
some other cases also in which the Lokayukta has clearly indicted the CM and
her cabinet colleagues but it is unfortunate that neither the President of
India nor the Lieutenant Governor is taking any action on this.”
In May 2013, the Lokayukta had
recommended to President to issue an "advisory" to the Chief Minister
and the PWD Minister asking them to desist from publication of their
photographs on a form offering loan at low rates to entrepreneurs from SC, ST,
OBC and minority communities. But no action was taken on this recommendation.
-The Chief Minister misrepresented
facts about construction of 60,000 flats under ‘Rajiv Ratan Awas’ housing scheme back in the election
year of 2008. Back then, her Government published several booklets and
advertisements claiming that 60,000 flats were ready to be handed over for
possession to the poor and slum dwellers.There were no flats which were ready.
The Lokayukta had censured the Chief Minister for this but no action was taken
on his report.
In Februray 2011, the Lokayukta of
Delhi, in an unprecedented order recommended the removal of a senior minister
in the Sheila Dikshit cabinet for trying to thwart a tax evasion probe against
the owner of a well-known banquet hall.
Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin
indicted PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan for "grave misconduct by a public
functionary" for trying to influence Jalaj Shrivastava, commissioner of
trade and taxes, during a VAT probe against TivoliGarden and Resorts in south Delhi for allegedly
evading taxes and concealing income. Sarin also recommended Chauhan`s
prosecution under sections of the Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004. Even in this
case nothing happened.