Demanding the immediate removal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit after a Delhi Court asked police to register an FIR against her in a corruption case,BJPs Delhi unit on Tuesday held a protest march from Delhi Assembly to the Lieutenant-Governors residence.
A delegation of the Delhi BJP also submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and demanded immediate removal of the chief minister.
Speaking after the meeting with the Lieutenant-Governor,Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel said,There seems to be a conspiracy of silence as even four days after the court order,neither the police nor we have been able to get a copy. There are attempts to shield the corrupt chief minister. People have lost faith in the Congress government completely. The chief ministers refusal to demit the office on her own is nothing but disrespect of the Constitution, Goel said.
The party leaders also demanded that the ongoing advertising campaign involving misuse of more than Rs 300 crore of public money must be stopped immediately. Goel was accompanied by Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra and former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta,on whose complaint the FIR against the chief minister was ordered.
Former mayor Arti Mehra,senior leaders Jagdish Mukhi,Harshavardhan,three Mayors,leaders of house and chairpersons of standing committees in three councils participated in the march.
Vijay Kumar Malhotra said,The Congress government is a habitual offender in misusing public money. An FIR has been lodged against the Chief Minister for misusing public money but the government continues to use state funds for political campaign. The Congress government is again misusing the public money for advertisement campaigns and has already spent Rs 300 crore. This Chief Minister has no right to remain in office, he said.