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Kejriwal should immediately dismiss Gahlot, Jain: Tiwari

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Describing the government in as "most corrupt", the BJP on Saturday demanded dismissal of its cabinet over the alleged tax evasion of Rs 120 crore.

"is the most corrupt government in the history of Delhi," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said at a press conference here.

He said the failure of Kejriwal to take action in the case of corruption by his ministers Gahlot, and former indicates his involvement in corruption and "proves that the completely lacks morality".

"BJP demands that Kejriwal should immediately dismiss corrupt ministers, and Jain," he said.

Tiwari said, "It has been learnt that tax evasion of Rs 120 crore by has come to light and in addition there was information of undeclared investment in shares in in addition to Benami property".

His remarks came after the Income Tax department officials on Saturday claimed they have found documents that show the Minister had evaded tax worth Rs 120 crore.

The I-T department has carried out searches at over 16 residential and business premises of Gahlot and his family members on Wednesday and Thursday.

Gahlot holds the portfolios of transport, law, revenue, and administrative reforms in the

Tiwari said the network of Gahlot's "unaccounted trade" is too wide. "But at close examination, we get to understand that the modus operandi of tax evasion is similar to what we saw in Jain's case," he said.

He said like in the matter of Jain, the names of office staff have been used for bungling, forgery in share transfer deals and bogus property wills.

Citing the I-T and CBI cases against Jain, the BJP leader, who also represents the northeast Delhi parliamentary constituency, said, "It has become clear that he was involved in hawala trade, but Kejriwal has not taken any action against him."

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 19:10 IST
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