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What's the need for PM to say he is not a lame-duck?: Joshi

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi today sought to know why there was a need for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to say he was not a "lame-duck PM".

india Updated: Jul 02, 2011 21:49 IST

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday sought to know why there was a need for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to say he was not a "lame-duck PM".

"Whatever he says the nation is watching. A Prime Minister should act like a Prime Minister. What is the necessity for him to say that he isn't a lame-duck (PM)?" Joshi said at a press conference in Ranchi.

On the Prime Minister saying that AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi should take his place, Joshi said, "That's their internal issue."

On the lokpal bill, he said, "There are differences of opinion between the UPA government and Anna Hazare. Let them first submit a final draft and place it in the Parliament.

"In the first place, the government or Anna Hazare should have taken the opinion of political parties. To hide their failure, they are now seeking the opinion of political parties after sitting together," Joshi said.

The BJP leader said that his party had already discussed the lokpal bill but would reveal its stand only after the government places the draft in parliament.