BJP threatens to file police complaint against Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday threatened to file a police complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over alleged misappropriation of funds.

BJP activists staged protests outside Dikshit's residence, demanding her resignation, after the state ombudsman revealed in a report all the expenses incurred by her from government funds.

The BJP's Delhi unit president Vijay Goel said Dikshit should return the public funds, which she had wasted on advertisements and for her personal benefit.

"Our demands are just that the amount of Rs.11 crores, which the ombudsman has asked Sheila Dikshit to pay back, should be deposited in the government treasury as soon as possible, otherwise, the Bharatiya Janata Party, will lodge an FIR against her, so that the entire money of the public could be retrieved," said Goel.

The main complaint of the protesters' was, that Dikshit had wasted a lot of public money on advertisements and campaigns after 2008 assembly elections.

Expressing their ire, the protesters aid that on one hand, the people faced the brunt of rising inflation, while Dikshit was involved in swindling of taxpayers money.

Whereas in defence, Delhi Congress leader J.P. Agarwal said: "BJP has a problem that even when they are sleeping, they only think of demanding resignation. I don't understand how they stay at their home. To demand resignation every now and then has become a signature remark of BJP. If something goes wrong, they should atleast wait for the government to answer."

A series of high-profile scandals eroded trust and stymied policymaking in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's administration in recent months.

A string of billion-dollar scandals has sparked widespread anger against the government.

The corruption saga has dented investor confidence and smothered reforms such as on land acquisition that could help maintain the momentum of one of the world's fastest-growing economies, which has showed signs of slowdown.

Singh's government has struggled to defend itself against allegations that it awarded coalfields potentially worth billions of dollars to private and state power, cement and steel companies in a process that was corrupt at worst and lacked transparency or any element of competition at best. (ANI)


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