Cong dismisses SP's charges on deadlock in Parliament
Congress today dismissed allegations by Samajwadi Party that there is "match-fixing" between the ruling party and the BJP in not allowing Parliament to function and said the opposition is subverting the Constitution by disrupting the House.delhi Updated: Aug 30, 2012 15:41 IST
Congress on Thursday dismissed allegations by Samajwadi Party that there is "match-fixing" between the ruling party and the BJP in not allowing Parliament to function and said the opposition is subverting the Constitution by disrupting the House.
"There is neither any mock fight nor any match fixing. Our contention from the very beginning has been that are we creating a precedent where on every issue if some institution says something we do not allow the House to function?," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
He alleged that the BJP was subverting Constitution by not allowing Parliament to function.
"Parliament is responsible for debating the issues and if somebody does not allow it to function he subverts the Constitution of India and the constitutionality of Parliament...The majesty of Parliament should be restored," Tewari said.
He maintained that the truth will come out only when a debate takes place in Parliament.
"The purpose behind stalling the House is only to prevent the truth from reaching the people and BJP can continue to do its politics based on falsehood, deceit and rumours," he said.
Congress claimed the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal had all written letters that there should be no auction of coal and the process of allocation should continue.
The ruling party also said the basis for the entire controversy in Parliament is the CAG report but it has neither been discussed by the PAC yet nor debated in the House.