New Delhi, Sep 5: Cutting across party lines, politicians on Thursday demanded a discussion in parliament on a letter written by jailed police officer D G Vanzara.
Vanzara has targetted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his close aide Amit Shah for not backing him when his name appeared in connection with fake encounter cases.
Currently under scanner for his alleged involvement in fake encounter cases in Gujarat, Vanzara resigned from his job through a 10-page-long letter.
His resignation was, however, not accepted by the Gujarat Government. The latter said it could not be accepted till all cases against Vanzara are closed.
The Left staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha after not being allowed to raise the issue.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Politburo Member Sitaram Yechury said: “After raising the issue again today, we announced that we shall walk out of the house in protest against what is being done, and not allowing a discussion on this very important issue, because, we think, this undermines the very essence of the democratic functioning of our parliamentary democracy.”
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati said: “My party demands that there should be a discussion in both houses of parliament on this issue and a high level investigation should take place.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said: “The issue of Vanzara is a state subject, as it was said that issue related to Durga Shakti Nagpal was a state issue and you should not raise the issue in the parliament. If someone will try to raise it, then there will be chaos, and two days of the parliament will be wasted.”
Vanzara, is a key accused in alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and some similar cases, had said in his resignation letter that he was dismayed as Modi and Shah did not protect Gujarat’s policemen linked with the fake encounter cases while pursuing their political goals. (ANI)