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.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
"Conspiracy of silence" to scuttle Court orders for registering FIR against CM: Goel
·BJP legislators, corporates hold
protest march,submits memorandum to LG doe CM's dismissal
·"Conspiracy of silence" to
scuttle Court orders for registering FIR against CM: Goel
Demanding immediate sacking of the Delhi Chief Minister over a Delhi Court's order
to register of an FIR against her in a case of corruption involving misuse of
public money for political propaganda, the Delhi BJP today held a protest march
from Vidhan Sabha to Raj Niwas in Delhi.
The party leaders also demanded that the ongoing advertising
campaign involving misuse of public money of more than Rs 300 crore must be
BJP Delhi Protest
Delhi BJP State President Shri Vijay Goel and Leader of
Opposition in Delhi Vidhan Sabha Shri Vijay Kumar Malhotra led the protest
march, which was joined by all the BJP MLAs and Municipal Corporators. Former
Delhi BJP President Shri Vijender Gupta, whose complaint against the Chief
Minister led to the lodging of the FIR, also participated in the protest march.
Among others, former mayor Aarti Mehra, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi,
former Delhi BJP President Dr,
Harshavardhan, Mayors, leaders of house and chairpersons of standing committees
in MCDs participated in the march.
BJP Delhi Protest
A delegation of the Delhi BJP comprising the MLAs and the
Corporators submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Najeeb
Jung apprising him of the spate of corruption under the present Government of
NCT of Delhi. The delegation demanded immediate removal of the Chief Minister
as she has lost not only any moral authority to continue in the office but also
the faith of the common people in Delhi.
BJP Delhi Protest
Speaking after the meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, Delhi
BJP President Shri Vijay Goel said, “There seems to be conspiracy of silence as
even four days after the Court's order neither the police nor we have been able
to get copy of the Court order. There are attempts to shield the corrupt chief
"The continuance of the Chief Minister under present
circumstances is against the ethos of the Constitutional democracy. The people
have lost faith in the Congress government completely. The Chief Minister’s
refusal to demit the office on her own is nothing but a fraud on the
Constitution,” he added.
“The Chief Minister’s defiance of public opinion and deliberate
demeaning of the directives of the Lokayukta and subsequently of the judiciary
have led to a Constitutional crisis, which calls for the sacking of the Chief
Minister,” added Shri Goel.
Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Shri Vijay Kumar
Malhotra said, “The Congress government is a habitual offender in misusing the
public money. An FIR has been lodged against the Chief Minister for misusing
public money but the Government continues to use state fund for political
campaign. Like 2008-campaign, the Congress government is misusing the public
money for advertising campaign and has already spent Rs 300 crore. This Chief
Minister has no right to remain in the office.”
The Chief Minister was found misusing state fund for political
campaign in the run-up to 2008 Assembly elections after former Delhi BJP
President Shri Vijender Gupta filed a complaint with Delhi Lokayukta in this
connection. The Lokayukta 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.
But, this is not an isolated case of corruption against the
Chief Minister or her cabinet colleagues. In May 2013, the Lokayukta had
severely indicted the Chief Minister and the PWD Minister for the publication
of their photographs on a form offering loan at low rates to entrepreneurs from
SC, ST, OBC and minority communities.
The Shunglu Committee probing the CWG scam named the Chief
Minister for causing losses to the exchequer, yet she continues in the office
BJP Delhi Protest
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. The Lokayukta also recommended the Minister’s prosecution under
sections of the Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004.
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 claimed by publishing several booklets and
advertisements that 60,000 flats were ready to be handed over for possession to
the poor and slum dwellers. Whereas, the fact was that there were no flats
which were ready. The Lokayukta had censured the Chief Minister for this but no
action was taken on his report.
Under the weight of such monumental record of corruption,
the Chief Minister must be removed from the office so that erosion of
credibility of Constitutional rule of law could be checked and people’s faith