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Congress members use 'foul language' in JPC, BJP members walk out

India TV News Desk 23 Sep 2012, 16:32:01 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi, Aug 22: Five BJP members in the joint parliamentary committee probing the 2G spectrum scam today walked out of the meeting, after two Congress members used "foul language" against them.

The five BJP members, Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha, Gopinath Munde, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dharmendra Pradhan, were demanding the summoning of the Prime Minister and Finance Minister P Chidambaram before the JPC.
To this, Congress member Manish Tewari hit out saying the BJP members were trying to convert the JPC into a "kangaroo court". Another Congress member Dipender Hooda said Yashwant Sinha was "trying to play politics" in the JPC.
All the five BJP members stood up, objecting to this type of language and walked out, as the chairman P C Chacko sat silent.
Coming out of the meeting, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said, the Congress members used "foul language" (ashleel bhasha) but the chairman did not restrain them. "We had no choice but to walk out", he said.
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad sai, the behaviour of Congress members was "provocative and hostile" today.
Defending his actions, Congress member Manish Tewari said BJP has been up to its "game plan" of dividing the country.
"In the meeting, there was discussions over who should and who should not be summoned. In all fairness, a case was made out for each of those to be summoned, and there were valid and cogent reasons.  But it was the  game plan of a political party to try to score political brownie points by treating high dignitaries in a humiliating manner.
"I leave it to the chairman to decide if any of my words were unparliamentary to be expunged. I know what words to use or what not to use", said Tewari.