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No pressure on Acharya to resign: Gadkari

The BJP denied it had exerted any pressure on Karnataka Advocate General BV Acharya to resign from the post.



New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday denied it had
exerted any pressure on Karnataka Advocate General BV Acharya
to resign from the post.

"There is no such thing, we have not put any pressure on
anyone," BJP President Nitin Gadkari said.

When specifically told during a Press Conference that
Acharya had said he had resigned from the post because of
BJP`s "influence", the party chief reiterated, "I have made it
clear that we have not removed anyone or pressurised anyone."

Karnataka Advocate General BV Acharya, who is also the
Special Public Prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case
against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, had yesterday
forwarded his resignation letter to Chief Minister DV
Sadananda Gowda.

Acharya had later said there had been a demand that he
should not hold both posts of Special Public Prosecutor and
Advocate General.

A Public Interest Litigation had also been filed in the
Karnataka High Court recently challenging the legality of
Acharya holding two positions.

PTI

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