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BJP blames Cong for Vidhan Sabha deadlock

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Shimla, February 11, 2014
First Published: 23:46 IST(11/2/2014) | Last Updated: 23:53 IST(11/2/2014)

The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Tuesday said the Vidhan Sabha session was more important for it than the Modi rally, but the ruling party has created a situation for a deadlock.


Blaming chief minister Virbhadra Singh and parliamentary affairs minister Mukesh Agnihotri, BJP spokesperson Ganesh Dutt while addressing a press conference said they should try to end the bedlam instead issuing derogatory remarks.

"Chief minister Virbhadra Singh has passed humiliating remarks against the leader of Opposition and legislators oft repeatedly, even inside the House," he said, adding that it reflected their strategy to keep the BJP out from the House. Public issues were more important than other works but there should be a cordial atmosphere in the House, which treasury benches failed to maintain, he said.

He said the BJP was firm on its demand that the chief minister should apologise for his derogatory remarks and government should forward the chargesheet of the BJP to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe.

"Chief minister Virbhadra Singh has himself conceded that he is ready for a CBI probe then what is the issue now?" said Dutt.

"If the government accepts the Opposition's demand, it would participate in the House proceedings. Government should accept BJP's demands which are genuine for smooth conduct of the House," he said.
Replying to the chief minister's statement that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally was important for the BJP than the House, Dutt said Modi's rally was important but not more than that the House proceedings.

'Modi's rally will be historical'
Ganesh Dutt said Modi's Sujanpur rally will be a historical one in the state. "More than two lakh people will come to the rally," claimed Dutt.

He added that party's campaign 'Ek note Kamal ko vote' campaign was a transparent campaign and it was drawing a positive response from the people.

Hitting out at the Congress, he said the party was defaming BJP's programme but it's fully transparent and BJP was mobilising people for Modi's rally through this campaign.

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