Delhi BJP demands Tomar’s resignation following arrest in fake degree case

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015,19:44 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Delhi BJP today demanded resignation of Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar following his arrest in the fake degree case.
Addressing a news conference here, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay termed the arrest of Mr Tomar Black Day because a minister was arrested.
It is a shame that a Law Minister has been arrested for having a fake degree, the Delhi BJP president said. He held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for it. The Delhi BJP president said this arrest would have been averted if Mr Kejriwal had taken action against his Minister earlier.
Why is Mr Kejriwal silent on the issue the Delhi BJP president questioned. The Delhi BJP chief said there were serious charges levelled against Mr Tomar and the AAP government was in a habit of calling itself clean and correct.
We demand that the Chief Minister immediately seek Mr Tomar’s resignation, Mr Upadhyay said. He accused the AAP government of following a dictatorial approach. This government is completely a U-turn government, he said.
He said the way the AAP government was doing governance, was completely wrong and the language used by the AAP Ministers was demoralising the officials working in the Delhi government.
On the issue of the appointment of Joint Commissioner of Delhi ACB last evening, Mr Upadhyay said, We condemn Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s remarks on this issue which he made during a press conference earlier in the day.”
Mr Sisodia in a press conference had said that there was no such post in the ACB and yet a directive was issued to appoint an official for this position.
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said the police followed the protocol while arresting the Delhi Law Minister.
Mr Bassi told reporters that the police acted according to the law as it received a complaint a few days ago. An FIR was registered last night at Hauz Khas police station after which Mr Tomar was arrested this morning.
The Delhi Law Minister was arrested from his residence and taken to Hauz Khas police station. Later, he was taken to Vasant Vihar police station.