Congress demands Kejriwal’s resignation over Shunglu panel report


The Congress today sought Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation over the findings of the Shunglu committee report which pointed out alleged wrongdoing by the AAP government, and demanded a CBI probe in the matter.

Releasing a copy of the report at the AICC headquarters here, party leader and DPCC president Ajay Maken charged AAP, particularly Kejriwal, of engaging in corruption and nepotism.

“If Kejriwal has an iota of conscience, he should resign from his post immediately. He has no ethical right to stay on the post,” Maken told reporters.

The three-member Shangulu committee, formed by the then Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, has pointed out “gross abuse of power” by the AAP government in its report.

The committee has flagged decisions including the allotment of land to the AAP for its party office, appointment of Minister Satyendra Jain’s daughter as “mission director” of Delhi State Health Mission and a number of purported AAP functionaries as “advisors”.

Maken also sought to pick holes in Kejriwal’s recent announcement of abolishing property tax.

He said it was the AAP government which in 2015 had allowed BJP-ruled MCDs to impose property tax on unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

“And now they are saying that the tax will be abolished if AAP is voted to power in MCDs. This is a government of lies,” Maken said.

The Congress also hit out at AAP for questioning the timing of surfacing of the report.

He said the report had not made public until now, despite the Congress demanding so, as the BJP allegedly wanted AAP to eat into Congress’ votes in Goa and Punjab.

The Congress will observe a ‘black day’ tomorrow, seeking Kejriwal’s resignation.


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