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Probe ordered against fisheries minister Solanki

GGN Team | August 04, 2012, 12:19 PM IST
probe ordered against fisheries minister solanki

Gandhinagar : A local court here has ordered an enquiry against Minister of State for Fisheries Purshottam Solanki.

The court directed the Superintendent of Police (SP) on Friday to conduct the enquiry under Section 202 of the CrPC and asked to submit the report by 6th October.

This is the first case in the state in which a sitting minister of Gujarat government is facing probe in wake of allegations of corruption. Solanki is accused of involvement in Rs. 400 crore fishing contracts scam.

Meanwhile, political observers are speculating whether the minister tenders his resignation after the court order.

In an election year, chief minister Narendra Modi does not want to give an impression that he is tolerant of corruption. Therefore, he will be under pressure to ask Solanki to resign on moral ground, once the case is registered against him.

If that happens, Solanki will be second minister to have tendered resignation after Maya Kodnani who had to resign from ministerial post following arrest in 2009 by Special Investigation Team (SIT) in 2002 Naroda Patia riot case.

PV/AB

 

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