BJP demands Sheila Dikshit`s resignation
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 22:24
  
New Delhi: BJP workers on Saturday held a protest rally and marched towards the Prime Minister's residence demanding dismissal of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over alleged admission of fraud by a senior Congress MLA.

The party workers, led by state president Vijender Gupta, assembled at the Ramlila Maidan before marching towards Parliament this morning.

The state BJP alleged in a statement that police used force to disperse them, and said as many as 10,000 of its workers were taken into custody as they tried to march towards the PM's residence.

Among the leaders who participated in the protest were Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, and National General Secretary Vijay Goel.

At the centre of a controversy, Congress MLA Tarvinder Singh Marwah resigned this week from the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister following allegations that he managed to get his daughter admitted in a Delhi University college on a fake Class 12th marksheet.

Earlier, Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta released several documents including copy of the police complaint filed by Mata Sundri College against Marwah charging him with securing the admission of his daughter in BA course in July last year by submitting "forged" documents.

Marwah, a three-time MLA from Jungpura, is considered close to Dikshit who had appointed him as her Parliamentary Secretary with Cabinet rank in December 2009.

Gupta said that even 96 hours after the lodging of an FIR, Marwah has not been arrested, and charged that under the Chief Minister's pressure, attempts were being made to suppress the case.

He demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 22:24


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