Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday called for the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit after the government auditor indicted her government of irregularities in the Commonwealth Games.
"The BJP demands that Dikshit should resign immediately. She has no right to continue as the chief minister when the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) has raised the issues regarding irregularities in award of contracts, supply of inferior equipment, delay in awarding contracts leading to escalation of expenditure (for the Commonwealth Games)," Gadkari said Saturday.
Gadkari is in Guwahati for a `chintan-baithak` (introspective meet) of the party over the recent assembly elections in which BJP put up a bad performance.
The BJP, which was forced to make its chief minister in Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa resign after the state ombudsman indicted him, has been targeting Dikshit after the CAG report revealed massive irregularities in the Commonwealth Games.
"When the Lokayukta report in Karnataka indicted Yeddyurappa the Congress demanded his resignation," Gadkari said.
"CAG is a statutory authority. When in its report it makes one responsible for irregularities, then that person should resign forthwith,"