Indian Express, Aug 30, 1998: "Since Jethmalani is promoting the cause of rich builders and estate agents at the cost of the poor masses, he should either step down from the minister's post or be dismissed by the Prime Minister. He should also be prosecuted under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the CBI,'' Swamy added. He also alleges that Jethmalani had committed an error of commission in the M S Shoes land scam, which necessitated a detailed investigation by the CBI. Jethmalani had reportedly passed an `unprecedented order' restoring the land worth Rs 350 crore to M S Shoes Ltd, owned by Pawan Sachdeva. Calling the BJP government "a disaster'', Swamy said Opposition secular forces would seek to form a government after the outcome of forthcoming Assembly elections in four states.