Jul 3, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Faraji Dana impeachment motion ‘politically motivated’

Tehran, July 3, IRNA - A parliamentarian has described a motion by a group of MPs to impeach Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji Dana as ‘politically motivated’.

Mahmoud Negahban Salami on Wednesday also expressed hope Faraji Dana will convince the MPs behind the impeachment motion, wrote 'Iran Daily' in its Upside/Downside column.

“Faraji Dana already has good activities (in the Majlis) and I hope the movers of impeachment motion to be convinced by him,” he said.

“Hire and fire” of officials of the ministry is the main reason for the motion, the MP said.

Jabbar Kochakzadeh, a member of Majlis Education Committee, said at least 50 lawmakers have signed the motion to impeach Faraji Dana.

The Majlis is gearing up to impeach Faraji Dana along with two other ministers before the MPs go on two-week summer recess. They include Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, and Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati.

Lawmakers have apparently presented the impeachment motions for Faraji Dana and Chitchian to the Majlis Presiding Board and seek to rally support for grilling Hojjati.