Cong hits back, says BJP should clean up first
A day after BJP approached the President on lokpal issue, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi today took a dig at the opposition party over the admission of former UP minister BS Kushwaha. BJP asks Prez to reconvene lokpal session | BJP refuses straight answers on Kushwahadelhi Updated: Jan 06, 2012 13:09 IST
A day after BJP approached the President on lokpal issue, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Friday took a dig at the opposition party over the admission of controversial former UP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha.
"BJP need not petition President on lokpal; instead, should create internal lokpal to screen and admit only corrupt applicants like Kushwaha," Singhvi, who heads the parliamentary standing committee which went into the lokpal Bill, tweeted.
The BJP is facing all round attack from friends and foes alike over the entry of former BSP leader Kushwaha, who has been raided by the CBI in the NRHM scam.
BJP leaders had met President Pratibha Patil on Thursday to complain about "subversion" of Parliament over lokpal issue and sought her intervention to re-convene the House to enable voting in the Rajya Sabha on the crucial bill.
Led by senior party leader L K Advani and party president Nitin Gadkari, leaders of opposition in both Houses Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj met President Pratibha Patil and handed over a memorandum to her, seeking the special Parliament session.