Opposition walkout over Shunglu panel report
Opposition BJP today demanded immediate tabling of the report of Shunglu Committee that probed alleged irregularities in the conduct of Commonwealth Games and walked out from the Lok Sabha protesting the government's response.delhi Updated: Mar 25, 2011 22:58 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which did not leave any opportunity to trouble the government in the Budget session, continued its stride on the last day by walking out from Lok Sabha demanding that the Shunglu Committee report on the alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) be tabled in Parliament. The Rajya Sabha, too, was adjourned over the same issue.
As soon as the House met on Friday, senior BJP leader LK Advani raised the issue.
"This session began with three issues of corruption - 2G spectrum, CWG and Adarsh. As the House talked of the corruption in conduct of the games and as this is the last day of the session, the Shunglu committee report should be tabled in Parliament today," Advani said.
The minister for parliamentary affairs PK Bansal replied that he would convey the message to the government, which would go into the report.
This prompted leader of opposition in the House Sushma Swaraj to react strongly saying the UPA government has stocked this reply of assurance on every aspect but is not bothered to address the concerns expressed by the Opposition.
"Action would be taken is the reply we get to hear on every matter," an annoyed Swaraj said even as she lead a walk out of her party members in protest.
The government found itself pushed to a corner in the Rajya Sabha as well, as the Opposition mounted pressure on it to act on the Shunglu Committee report.
BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who raised the matter in the House, demanded that the government immediately respond with an assurance to the House that action would be taken.
Amid the din created by the Opposition, deputy chairman K Rahman Khan had to adjourn the House for 15 minutes. When Naidu raised the issue again after the House reassembled, Bansal assured the House that the government will not be found wanting and whatever action is required will be taken.
The government would need some time to study the report, he said.