BJP demands sacking of Delhi minister indicted by Lokayukta

BJP staged a rally here demanding dismissal of Delhi minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, who was indicted by Lokayukta for allegedly trying to influence a team of sales tax officers examining a case of tax evasion.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 20:12 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Sunday staged a rally here
demanding dismissal of Delhi minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, who
was indicted by Lokayukta for allegedly trying to influence a
team of sales tax officers examining a case of tax evasion.

"In spite of the orders of Lokayukta, the Chief Minister
has not dismissed Chauhan and no criminal case has been filed
against him because the Delhi Government is itself involved in
corruption," a release quoting state BJP chief Vijender Gupta
said.
The Lokayukta recently recommended removal of Chauhan
from the the council of ministers for allegedly trying to
influence a team of sales tax officers -? which was examining
a case of possible tax evasion at a resort in south Delhi.

The BJP at a rally at Khajoori Chowk here demanded
immediate dismissal of Chauhan and initiation of criminal
proceedings against him.
Besides Gupta, former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and other leaders participated in the
rally.

The party also condemned use of force against its
workers during a protest march.

PTI