“Zero tolerance”: BJP suspends South Delhi councillor for taking bribe

5th December 2020

5th December 2020

Manoj Mehalawat

The Bhartiya Janata Party on Friday suspended one of its municipal councillors for allegedly misusing his powers. 

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta suspended Manoj Mehalawat, a councillor from Vasant Kunj under South Delhi Corporation after Gupta received a preliminary inquiry report of investigation

Mehlawat had allegedly demanded the bribe to allow the construction of a house without any hindrance. Following the tip-off, a trap was laid and he was caught red-handed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The councillor was reportedly demanding `10 lakh to facilitate the work.

BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar said his party has zero-tolerance towards corruption and Adesh Kumar Gupta in a letter to Mehlawat said his primary membership had been terminated with immediate effect.

“The BJP, abiding by its policy of zero tolerance against corruption and because of serious allegations, your primary membership is suspended with immediate effect,” said the letter.

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