Remove Chidambaram, demands BJP

26 May 2011
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.New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Friday demanded that Home Minister P. Chidambaram be removed from the cabinet.

'Chidambaram should be removed from the cabinet,' Joshi told reporters here.

'Government itself is promoting corruption,' he said. 'When he (Chidambaram) was in the finance ministry, a number of scams were reported in the ministry,' he said, adding that the 2G scam was also reported when Chidambaram was finance minister.

Chidambaram was finance minister from May 2004 to November 2008.

'Now, he is the home minister... wrong lists are being sent to Pakistan. Recently questions were even raised on his winning elections through fraudulent means. But that the Election Commission will decide,' the BJP leader said.

Joshi said the home minister was responsible for giving a wrong list of India's Most Wanted terrorists allegedly hiding in Pakistan. At least two people whose names were on the list were found to be living in India.

'So a person like him is not fit to be a minister. I strongly demand his resignation,' he asked,

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had demanded Chidambaram's resignation for allegedly getting elected to the Lok Sabha fraudulently from the Sivaganga constituency two years ago.
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