Arguing that former minister Gopal Kanda might use his political clout to escape the law, a delegation of senior leaders from the two parties met Governor Jagannath Pahadia and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate dismissal of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in the wake of a "series of scandals that have rocked the government".
"We also demanded that Kanda's membership as MLA should be terminated. We also want a CBI probe into the abetment to suicide case to ensure a fair probe because the accused may try to use his clout to influence the police.
"We also want a DNA test to be conducted on Kanda with regard to the allegations that have been made by the victim in her suicide note," former Ambala MP and BJP's state unit spokesman, Rattan Lal Kataria said.
23-year-old former air hostess Geetika Sharma, who quit Kanda's company recently, allegedly committed suicide at her Ashok Vihar residence in north-west Delhi, depressed over continuing mental harassment allegedly by 46-year-old Kanda.
Kanda, an independent MLA from Sirsa, resigned as Haryana's Minister of State for Home Affairs, Urban Bodies and Industry and Commerce, on Sunday evening.
Chandigarh: Opposition BJP and Haryana Janhit Congress on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the case of alleged suicide of a former air hostess in which a former Haryana Minister has been booked.
First Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 15:47