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Opp trying to score political brownie points, says Cong

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2010 17:58 IST
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With opposition parties stalling Parliament proceedings over the alleged phone tapping of leaders, Congress today accused them of trying to score political brownie points on the issue.

"The fundamental question is whether you are looking for a reply from the government or are you looking for scoring
political brownie points," Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters outside Parliament.

He was responding to the opposition demand for a statement from the Prime Minister on the phone tapping issue.

He said the Home Minister had categorically stated on the floor of the House that there was no tapping of phones of
any politicians ever authorised by the government.

"There is an ongoing inquiry and if something emerges in the inquiry it would be shared in the House. There cannot be anything more candid or transparent than what the Home Minister has said in the House," Tiwari said.

"If Opposition wants to make political capital out of it, then what can one do. The issue has been sufficiently
clarified by the Home Minister in the House," he said.