Lalitgate: AAP protests demanding removal of tainted ministers Sushma, Raje
Reportedly, AAP is protesting in the national capital, demanding removal of various BJP ministers over Lalitgate row.
The AAP protest march was started at Jantar Mantar and reportedly it will end to the Parliament.
Party has demanded that all the tainted minister including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde should resign from their post over the matter.
AAP leader Alka Lamba was quoted by the ANI saying, "This is happening since the last few weeks but they are silent. There is not a single FIR against corruption in the last one month. In this way, the government cannot bring a corrupt-free nation,"
Earlier, Congress also targetted Modi government over the issue.
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on Lalit Modi row and other controversies, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh alleged that he was helping the former IPL chief in ED cases against him.
"Every Sunday he (Narendra Modi) talks about 'Mann ki Baat', but doesn't answer the basic questions which have emerged over the past fortnight ever since the Lalit Modi controversy came up. My charge is that Narendra Modi is helping Lalit Modi.
My charge is that he has promised Lalit Modi that he will be bailed out of all the cases in which he is being investigated by Enforcement Directorate (ED)," Singh told reporters here. Stressing that Congress has raised these questions repeatedly, Singh said BJP has no answers. "Let Narendra Modi come out clean on this."
"They (BJP) talk of morality and accountability, but when it comes to morality and accountability to be practised by the BJP, they said that what we say is absolute truth," he said.
We would like to know from him on the controversy surrounding Lalit Modi involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and what action he has taken," Singh demanded.
"We would also like to know from Narendra Modi on the educational qualification of Union ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Shankar Katheria. We would also like to know on the controversy over education qualifications of Maharashtra's Education Minister Vinod Tawde and also over whether another Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde followed the tendering procedure as prescribed," he said. "But, Narendra Modi is silent," he said.
(With inputs from PTI)