Mumbai, Jul 31: A senior BJP leader demanded the government to sack National Commission on Scheduled Castes Chairman Buta Singh for allegedly indulging in 'open corruption', after his son was arrested on Thursday, Jul 31, for demanding a bribe.
Senior BJP leader, Gopinath Munde said, "Buta Singh has given a notice to take action against Patil and has accepted bribe to compromise the case. It is a case of open corruption and we demand that Mr Buta Singh should be removed from his post."
He also said, "The government in not looking into the Dalit and tribal problems and there is much corruption in all the schemes meant for these communities."
The contractor Rama Rao Patil, who had allegedly taken a loan of around Rs 10 crore from a co-operative society on behalf of 100 people from the Dalit community, is facing a case under the SC/ST Act and it was being probed by the commission.
Sarbjot Singh, son of Buta Singh demanded Rs 1 crore from him to close the case against him with the help of his father.