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Opposition attacks Govt in parliament over phone tapping

india Updated: Apr 26, 2010 11:52 IST

The Opposition attacked the government in the parliament on Monday over the Phone tapping issue and both the Houses had to be adjourned till 12 noon amid the uproar.

The opposition tried to corner the government over allegations of telephone tapping of key political leaders and demanded suspension of Question Hour to discuss the issue. The Opposition also said that they want the PM to explain the Phone tapping row in the Lok Sabha. The Home Minister is expected to make a statement in the Lok Sabha after the Question Hour.

The allegations of phone-tapping, made in a report by news magazine Outlook, come at a time when the Congress is already battling the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket storm that has led to the exit of one minister and cast a shadow on two others, including Pawar. These allegations also precede crucial vote in parliament on the national budget for 2010-11.

The opposition has been threatening to introduce cut motions in the Lok Sabha in a bid to defeat the finance bill, a development that could seriously embarrass the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Digvijay Singh, however, said Saturday that he did not believe the "story" of phone tapping "because Manmohan Singh's government cannot do such an unethical and illegal task".

He also said that since the "story has come, it should be inquired into".