BJP demands Sheila Dikshit’s resignation over Shunglu report

March 31st, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a mass demonstration here on Thursday demanding the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over her indictment by the Shunglu Committee for irregularities while organising the Commonwealth Games.

Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta slammed Sheila Dikshit for her deeds and sought her resignation for indulging in corrupt practices.

“Shunglu Committee has tabled serious proofs against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of her role in the Commonwealth Games scam. It is with these facts that today we are carrying out this demonstration. We demand the Indian Prime Minister must dissolve the Delhi government and also demand resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit,” said Gupta.

“People of India and Delhi would not be able to forgive the billions and millions rupees siphoned through the Commonwealth Games. We will continue our demonstration against the state government,” he added.

Meanwhile, BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said: “The ruling Congress government is just content in fulfilling its term, as the people of India no more trust the state government.

Commenting on the severe indictment by Shunglu panel, Sheila Dikshit had on Tuesday said that the government will soon respond with a point-by-point rebuttal.

Dikshit said the report was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) without her knowledge, and the government would now reply in a similar fashion.

In its report submitted to the PMO, the Shunglu panel blamed Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee and certain officials for delay in executing contracts for the games.

The Shunglu panel has also questioned ‘delays’ in executing number of contracts.

The panel headed by V.K.Shunglu had on January 31 submitted its first report on alleged irregularities in awarding broadcasting rights during the sporting extravaganza and recommended strict action against suspended Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharti B S Lalli and former Director General (Doordarshan) Aruna Sharma under relevant Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act for their alleged act of omission and commission.

Both Lalli, a 1971-batch IAS officer, and Sharma (1982 batch IAS officer of MP cadre) are facing allegations of irregularities in the Rs.246 crore deal struck by public broadcasting body which included the controversial decision to give the contract for broadcast of the Games to a UK-based firm SIS Live.

The second and third report submitted by the Committee on the Games Village and the city’s infrastructure has indicted Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, among several others, for delays and losses in projects related to the 2010 Games. (ANI)

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