Kejriwal was in the state on Friday to participate in Graam Swaraj Satyagraha rally at Lavad village in Gandhinagar to protest the state government’s decision to write off vast tracts of grazing land for the proposed Raksha Shakti University.
“I read the Gujarat High Court’s order in the case of corruption charges against Purshotam Solanki. Despite a clear court order to allow the minister’s prosecution, the CM has denied permission, which shows he is protecting him. I also went through the documents of land scam involving senior minister Anandiben Patel. The documents received under the RTI indicate her role. These charges needs to be investigated in public interest. In Delhi, the PM is protecting his corrupt ministers while the CM is doing the same in Gujarat,” Kejriwal said.
“The Gujarat government has played only politics for the last nine years over Lokayukta’s appointment. Since there is no anti-graft watchdog in the state, no one can complain against corrupt ministers or officials,” he added.
Kejriwal also raised the issue of murders of RTI activists and attacks on those who are fighting against the corruption. “If Modi has genuine intention of eliminating corruption from the state he, should come out with a strong Lokayukta law like the one former BJP CM Khanduri enacted in Uttarakhand. Gujarat’s Lokayukta Act is the weakest in the country. The CM is doing nothing to curb corruption,” he said, adding that India against Corruption’s Gujarat chapter will soon expose corrupt ministers in the state as it did at the Centre.