Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - SPD and FDP want to put Interior Minister Thomas Strobl under further pressure in the affair surrounding the passing on of a lawyer's letter with an investigative committee and force his resignation. The opposition parties want to set up such a committee on Tuesday. The parliamentary groups have to decide on a corresponding motion at their meetings in the afternoon.
The parliamentary group leaders Andreas Stoch (SPD) and Hans-Ulrich Rülke (FDP) plan to make a statement in the state parliament after the parliamentary group meetings at 4 p.m. If the parliamentary groups decide to set up the committee, the state parliament presidency should put the topic on the agenda for the plenary session on Wednesday.
The CDU politician and Deputy Prime Minister Strobl is under massive pressure because he forwarded a letter from a high-ranking police officer's lawyer to a journalist. The official is being investigated for sexual harassment and has been suspended from work. The opposition accuses Strobl of having broken several laws by passing on the letter. After Strobl admitted that the letter had been passed on at the beginning of May, the public prosecutor's office initiated investigations into suspected illegal disclosure of court hearings.