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Congress Responsible For Washout Of Winter Session: BJP

PTI 11 Dec 2010, 20:47:31 IST
Mumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) BJP today accused Congress of insulting democratic principles by steadfastly rejecting the demand for a JPC into the 2G Spectrum and CWG scams, made by majority members of the Parliament.

Addressing a press conference here, the BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar said the Congress was to blame for the Winter session of Parliament being a "washout".

"In democracy, voice of the majority is heard and the Congress has refused to do so. This is an insult of democracy," he said.

Arguing that the demand for JPC was not unconstitutional but in line with parliamentary norms, he said, "Monday is the last day of the Winter session. If the government refuses to yield to our demand, then we will go to the people with the crusade against corruption by taking all parties along and fight to uphold democracy."

Javdekar pointed that on the first day of the Winter session, the question hour had passed off peacefully in the Lok Sabha.

"In the Zero Hour, when Sushma Swaraj rose to speak on the CWG, 2G spectrum, Adarsh and other issues related to corruption, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi herself signalled to Congress members to protest and the house was adjourned," he claimed.

Javdekar alleged that Congress wants to hide the charges of corruption and run away from probe but maintained that "we still stick to our demand for JPC at any cost."

Hitting out at Congress General Secretary Digivijay Singh for his remarks that slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare feared for his life from the hardline Hindu groups, Javdekarsaid by saying this the Congress leader was helping Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the attacks and Pakistan.

"This is dirty politics to deflect attention from issues regarding corruption, which will not be tolerated by the people," Javdekar said. PTI