Modi to decide on indicted Gujarat minister: BJP

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The BJP Saturday said that its Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had to decide on continuation of state Water Resources Minister Babubhai Bokhariya following his conviction in a case of illegal mining.

“The law should do its work. The decision has to be taken by the chief minister,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi told reporters on questions regarding Bokhariya’s resignation.

Asked about the party adopting double-standards as it had had virtually forced former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yedyurappa to quit following his indictment by state Lokayukta, Joshi said each case has its own reality.

He said there was possibility of Bokhariya moving a higher court.

The Congress had Friday launched an attack on Modi over the continuance of Bokhariya following his conviction by a sessions court in a case of illegal mining.

The party had said that BJP seeks removal of non-BJP ministers over slightest allegations but had allowed Bokhariya to remain in cabinet.

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