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Oppn threatens to table Pradhan committee report in legislature

The Opposition has threatened to table the Ram Pradhan report in the state legislature if the government does not do so during the winter session that begins in Nagpur on December 8, reports Dharmendra Jore.

mumbai Updated: Dec 06, 2009 00:55 IST
Dharmendra Jore

It is a move that could put the state government in a tight spot.

The Opposition has threatened to table the Ram Pradhan report in the state legislature if the government does not do so during the winter session that begins in Nagpur on December 8.

Opposition leaders said they have a copy of the report, a classified document.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena combine has alleged that though the government did not table the report saying it was an official secret, it leaked the document to some journalists.

Devendra Fadnavis, senior BJP legislator from Nagpur, on Saturday filed a breach of privilege notice against the chief minister, home minister, chief secretary and Pradhan. The Speaker of the state Assembly will decide on the notice.

None of the ministers or Pradhan was available for comment. Every member of the state legislature has the privilege to table any document in the House without fear of legal action.

Fadnavis who has been authorised by Opposition leader Eknath Khadse to take up the 26/11 issue said that Khadse would present the report in the Assembly if the government did not meet the Opposition’s demand.

“The report is no longer a secret document. We demanded for months that we should know it, but the government felt otherwise,” Fadanvis said.

Fadnavis said the report, which will help the Opposition pin the government down, has blamed red-tapism for delaying the purchase of modern weapons and inept follow-up of intelligence inputs on possibility of attacks through sea routes.