Ahmedabad, Jun 29 - Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was protecting his cabinet colleagues by not allowing prosecution against them, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said here today.
In reply to a question as to whether he considered Modi to be corrupt, Kejriwal said: "I don't have evidence which shows that Modi is corrupt, but at least Modi is protecting his cabinet colleagues, by not granting sanction for prosecution of his Ministers against whom allegations were made, and also by not appointing Lokayukta for nine years.
"For the past nine years, government has not appointed Lokayukta in the state but only indulged in politics over the issue. If Modi government was serious about creating a corruption-free state, it would have appointed Lokayukta," Kejriwal alleged at a press conference here.
"If a Minister or principal secretary in Gujarat has been indulging in corruption, who will investigate or inquire into it? There is no authority.
"This is a very dangerous situation that there is no authority to investigate corruption of Ministers, high-ranking officials; and that too for the past nine years. It seems that BJP Government of Gujarat has no priority for corruption in the state. It is free for all," he said.
Kejriwal is here to support an agitation against allotment of community grazing land at Lavad village in Gandhinagar District for the state government's proposed Raksha Shakti University.
He referred to the recent controversy over Modi's refusal to sanction filing of FIR against Purushottam Solanki, Minister of State for Fisheries. PTI