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BJP seeks law minister's dismissal
January 13, 2006 19:30 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday sought the dismissal of Law Minister H R Bharadwaj for interfering in the process of law in the case of Bofors payoffs prime accused Ottavio Quattrocchi.
Referring to the request made by Additional Solicitor-General B Dutta to London's Crown Prosecution to defreeze Quattrocchi's two accounts, the party said, "For having defied the law and for having interfered with in its due process, the law minister has not only shown his ignorance of law but chosen to indulge in its blatant violation. He deserves to be dismissed forthwith."
Talking to newspersons, BJP General Secretary and former Law Minister Arun Jaitley also accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the United Progressive Alliance government of having cheated the country.
"The prime minister's proclamation that the government would function at zero tolerance level on corruption has proved to be false. His assertions about the probity and transparency in public life have been established to be hypocritical. His credentials of being a decent man are increasingly becoming a suspect," Jaitley said.
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