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BJP slams cong over Kalmadi's nomination to panel

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 03, 2012
First Published: 23:39 IST(3/10/2012) | Last Updated: 01:47 IST(4/10/2012)

The BJP on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress for nominating its tainted MP Suresh Kalmadi to the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs.

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Hindustan Times had first reported on Wednesday that Kalmadi had found a slot in the parliamentary committee. DMK's A Raja - another tainted MP - too got a berth in the energy committee.

"The decision to nominate Kalmadi to the standing committee was taken by Sonia Gandhi," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

On its part, the Congress saw nothing wrong in the duo's inclusion. "It is the right of an MP to be on a panel, whatever may be the charges or allegations. The members are not nominated by their parties," Congress spokesperson PC Chacko said.

Asked if the Congress could tell the controversial members like Kalmadi not to accept a parliamentary committee membership, he said, "I don't think that the party can do it. It is a privilege."

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