STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 2 September
Delhi BJP will hold another protest march on Tuesday from Delhi Vidhan Sabha to Raj Niwas demanding sacking of Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, after a Delhi court ordered registration of an FIR in a case involving misuse of public money.
All the BJP MLAs and Municipal Councillors will join the protest march which will be led by Delhi BJP State president, Mr Vijay Goel and leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly, Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra.
The party had held a massive protest rally at her residence on Sunday on the same issue. The protest march will begin at 11 a.m from Delhi Vidhan Sabha and culminate at Raj Niwas where a delegation of BJP leaders comprising legislators and corporators will meet the Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Najeeb Jung and give him a memorandum requesting the Chief Minister’s immediate dismissal.
"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. We have no option but to take to streets demanding her dismissal," said Mr Goel.
The court ordered for FIR after Mr Vijender Gupta, ex-president of Delhi BJP 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 in the case with instructions for the police to carry out a thorough investigation.
"This is not an isolated case of corruption against Mrs Dikshit or her cabinet colleagues. Even in the past, there have been some other cases in which the Lokayukta has clearly indicted the Chief Minister and her cabinet colleagues but it is unfortunate that neither the President of India nor the Lieutenant Governor took any action on them," said Mr Goel.