NDA softens its stance on Pathak report
NDA on Thursday softened its stand on the Pathak report and decided not to disturb the LS proceedings.india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 13:43 IST
Softening its stand on the Natwar Singh issue and the Pathak report, the National Democratic Alliance on Thursday decided not to disturb proceedings in the Lok Sabha but sharpen its attack against the Congress and its president Sonia Gandhi for being a non-contractual beneficiary in the Iraqi oil-for-food scam.
Talking to mediapersons after an NDA meeting, held under the chairmanship of Leader of the Opposition LK Advani, BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said it was decided to intensify the Opposition attack against Mrs Gandhi, who was an accused along with Natwar Singh in the scam.
Malhotra said an NDA delegation would call on President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday evening and submit a memorandum to convey that the Indo-US nuclear deal was against national interests and should not be allowed to fructify.