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  Metros   Delhi  11 May 2018  Manoj Tiwari slams CM, seeks resignation

Manoj Tiwari slams CM, seeks resignation

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 11, 2018, 4:23 am IST
Updated : May 11, 2018, 4:24 am IST

Claiming Mr Kejriwal has lost all moral rights to rule, Mr Tiwari said that he should quit.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari
 Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari alleged chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of giving “patronage” to his relative Vinay Bansal, who was arrested on Thursday by anti-graft agency ACB and demanded his resignation.

Mr Bansal, who is a partner in a firm linked to alleged financial irregularities in building a drainage system for the public works department (PWD) in Northwest Delhi, was arrested early Thursday morning.

 

“It is amply clear with the arrest of Bansal in the PWD’s bogus payments scam that he had the chief minister’s patronage in his misdeeds,” said Mr Tiwari.

Claiming Mr Kejriwal has lost all moral rights to rule, Mr Tiwari said that he should quit.

Mr Tiwari, however, said that the arrest by the ACB, which comes under the Delhi government, should stop the AAP from blaming the Centre for harassing his relative.

“For almost a year, the ACB sat upon the matter under the pressure of the Kejriwal government. But ultimately the law had to take its course and Mr Bansal has been arrested,” Mr Tiwari alleged.

Demanding the resignation of Mr Kejriwal, Lead-er of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said it is tragic that Mr Kejriwal, who once walked on high moral gr-ound with Anna Hazare, has now stooped so low.

 

“Since Mr Kejriwal came to power on the plank of zero tolerance for corruption, he is morally bound to resign. He is guilty of compromising with corruption and shielding corrupt people around him. The last three years have seen him linked to a series of scams and scamsters,” Mr Gupta added.

 Even now, the Aam Adami Party is shamelessly defending what is indefensible. Deputy CM Mansish Sisodia and AAP leader Sourabh Bhardwaj are giving misleading picture of the scam by twisting the facts,” Mr Gupta added.

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