BJP demands Delhi state Transport Minister Gopal Rai's resignation over auto scam

New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Saturday demanded Delhi state Transport Minister Gopal Rai's resignation over the alleged auto-rickshaw permit scam.

The Bharatiya Janata Party state unit said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was involved in the scam and the party will protest against him on Monday at the Delhi Secretariat.

The BJP has requested Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to seek a report from transport department on the issue and the investigation should be handed over to the anti-corruption branch, Upadhyay said.

The Delhi government suspended three transport department officials over corruption in issuing fresh letters of interest (LOIs) for three-wheelers.

The three officials - Deputy Commissioner (auto rickshaw unit) Roy Biswas, inspector Manish Puri, and a clerk Anil Yadav - were placed under suspension with immediate effect after a high-level meeting chaired by Kejriwal on Saturday.

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