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BJP ups ante against PM, law min, ask for their resignation

PTI  Jammu, May 08, 2013
First Published: 21:40 IST(8/5/2013) | Last Updated: 21:42 IST(8/5/2013)

Even as BJP suffered a blow in the Karnataka elections, the party continued insisting on the resignation of both Prime Minister and Union law minister.


"After the Supreme Court's observation today, Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) and law minister (Ashwani Kumar) have no right to continue on their posts," BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters on the sidelines of a function organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) in Jammu on Wednesday.

"Whom does the law minister want to save? Prime Minister, joint secretary of the PMO and the entire law ministry, which means the entire government, was trying to feed the CBI like a parrot. This has has been observed by the Supreme Court," Hussain said.

"BJP raised its voice in the Parliament, that you tender resignation and then run the Parliament, but they didn't do it.

"Now the Prime Minister and the law minister should resign, because after the Supreme Court's observations, they don't have any right to continue in their offices," he said.

"BJP has fought (against the issue) inside the Parliament and will fight the issue on the streets. Our national president Rajnath Singh will soon announce a bigger agitation programme in this regard," Hussain said.

Asked about the party's debacle in the Karnataka elections, Hussain said, "Winning and losing was part of the democracy."

He, however, insisted that the win in Karnataka Assembly elections does not give Congress a "licence to loot".

"We might have some shortcomings for which people voted against us. But the win in Karnataka doesn't mean Congress has got a licence to loot," he said.

"Karnataka elections cannot save the Congress, which is stuck in corruption. They will sink," Hussain added.

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