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Jaswant ready to make statement in RS

He asked the Rajya Sabha Chairman to decide the manner and form in which the issue would be raised for him to reply to queries.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2006 12:19 IST

Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who claimed presence of a 'mole' in the PMO during PV Narasimha Rao regime, on Monday, said he was ready to answer all questions in the Rajya Sabha on the issue.

"I have no difficulty in responding to anything that the House wishes to be clarified," he said after Shahid Siddique (SP) and V Narayanasamy (Cong) during Question Hour wanted to know who passed on nuclear secrets to the US

"I did not and do not intend to sensationalise (the matter)," he said.

He asked the Rajya Sabha Chairman to decide the manner and form in which the issue would be raised for him to reply to queries.

"Raise queries by all means... I am ready to answer," he said adding the questions would have to be raised in an orderly manner for him to respond.

Earlier, as soon as the House assembled for the day, Siddiqui said he had given a notice for suspension of Question Hour so that the Government can respond to nation's concern on nuclear secrets.

Narayanasamy wanted Singh to disclose the name of the mole.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said the issue was important.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachauri said many questions had been raised in past few days over who was instrumental in release of wanted terrorist Azhar Masood and the ransom paid.