Advani`s move to launch yatra `courageous`: Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday ridiculed BJP leader LK Advani for his decision to launch a yatra against corruption.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 18:12 PM IST

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
on Friday ridiculed BJP leader LK Advani for his decision to
launch a yatra against corruption at a time when some of his
own partymen in Karnataka were accused of graft.

"Karnataka Chief minister had to quit following scam
charges, and in Rajasthan corruption was rampant during the
previous (BJP) government. What will Advani ask the people of
the state when he will address people during his Jan Chetna
Yatra here?" asked Gehlot.

He told reporters here that it was "courageous" for Advani
to continue with the yatra despite certain developments and
the fact that the party and its leaders have been involved in
corruption.

On the Bhanwari Devi missing case, Gehlot said it was an
unfortunate incident and appreciated the efforts of the state
police in probing the matter before the case was handed over
to CBI.

"Since there were allegations of involvement of a state
minister so it was decided to hand over the case to CBI in
order to ensure impartial investigation. Before the CBI took
over the case, the state police also carried out its
investigation in a proper manner," he said.

Mahipal Maderna, who was water resources minister, was
sacked last month on allegations of involvement in the case.

PTI