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BJP hits out at Kejriwal for inaction over CBI probe against Satyendar Jain

Devdiscourse News Desk New Delhi
Updated: 30-11-2018 20:33 IST
BJP hits out at Kejriwal for inaction over CBI probe against Satyendar Jain

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The BJP's Delhi unit Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "encouraging corruption" and demanded he sacks Satyendar Kumar Jain from the cabinet for facing prosecution by the CBI.

The Ministry of Home Affairs Thursday granted sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) for the prosecution of Health Minister Jain in a disproportionate assets case, officials said.

"Kejriwal should immediately dismiss Satyender Jain from his cabinet after permission to the CBI to prosecute him in the disproportionate assets case," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said in a statement.

Kejriwal has defended Jain, saying the move to prosecute him was aimed at derailing work for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the city.

Jain has rubbished the charges against him saying, "I am amazed at the charges made by the Centre; they are saying Jain will become richer by regularising these colonies. This is laughable and beyond comprehension."

Tiwari, however, claimed that the decision to prosecute Jain was connected with a serious case of corruption.

"People of Delhi want to know why Kejriwal does not take action against Satyendar Jain involved in corruption. He cannot do so because he is himself encouraging corruption," he alleged.

Tiwari said former chief minister of Delhi Madan Lal Khurana had taken the first step to regularise 1,071 unauthorised colonies in the city.

Kejriwal should stop indulging in "politics of falsehood" and concentrate on the development of unauthorised colonies and the first step towards this end is fixing boundaries of such settlements, he claimed.

(With inputs from agencies.)