Ahmedabad: Reiterating its demand for removal of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal from her post over an alleged land scam, BJP on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation, if she did not tender her resignation in next three days. BJP general secretary Kirit Somaiya, who is also the coordinator of party's Anti Corruption Cell, had on Tuesday alleged that Beniwal had tried to acquire a huge piece of land in Rajasthan by submitting false information about herself.

Somaiya, who had yesterday held a press conference in Rajkot on the same issue, today briefed reporters here. He reiterated the charges against Governor, saying she had submitted 'false' information about herself being a farmer in order to acquire a piece of land in Rajasthan.

"Beniwal has given information to acquire the land by saying that she is a farmer and spends sixteen hours daily in farming. The information is totally incorrect and false as how can a person like a Governor spend 16 hours daily in the farm," Somaiya told reporters here.

"Either Beniwal should resign from Governor's post or an inquiry should be ordered against her to find out her role in the case", he said.

If she does not respond in the next three days, then we will discuss the issue in our national executive meeting to be held in Mumbai and plan out agitational programmes against her, he added.

Governor's relationship with Modi had got soured after she appointed Retd Justice R A Mehta as Lokayukta of Gujarat bypassing the state government last year. The case of appointment of Governor is pending in the Supreme Court.

(Agencies)

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