AAP may expel Tomar, now ups ante on Smriti
Hitting back at the Bharatiya Janata Party for adopting double standards in the matter, AAP again raised the issue of fake degrees of union HRD minister Smriti Irani and minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar <g data-gr-id="44">Katheria</g>. The party demanded that a probe be initiated on the alleged “fake” degrees acquired by union ministers.
AAP went into a damage control mode after Delhi police tightened the noose around Tomar. According to the party sources chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is extremely upset with Tomar and is most likely to take the decision of expelling his ex-cabinet colleague. “There are definitely some doubts over his BSc degree. Kejriwal is also upset, especially since Tomar had made a representation and assured him that his papers were in order. So far there were just allegations against him but now he seems unable to prove anything,” said party sources.
“There is zero tolerance on such issues in the party. He was given a fair <g data-gr-id="37">opportunity</g> but the general feeling is that he tried to mislead the party,” said a senior party leader. “AAP has its own internal mechanism to sort out <g data-gr-id="36">these kind</g> of issues. Party Lokpal will investigate Tomar’s case,” said Sanjay Singh, senior AAP leader at a press conference.
“Delhi Police must carry on inquiry, we will also investigate the Tomar issue through our internal Lokpal,” he added.
Meanwhile, the party hit back at BJP for following double standards. Sanjay Singh raised the issue of fake degrees of Smriti Irani and Ram Shankar <g data-gr-id="33">Katheria</g>. “We urge Delhi police to also probe the charges of submitting fake degrees against Union ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Shankar <g data-gr-id="34">Katheria</g>,” said Singh.
Singh further <g data-gr-id="61">said</g> “I would like to remind PM (Narendra) Modi that he had talked of clean politics, 30 <g data-gr-id="29">per cent</g> of his ministers have criminal charges against them.”