'Cong attacking CAG to divert attention from corruption issue'
Slamming Congress for attacking Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), BJP on Friday said it is criticising the constitutional body to divert attention from the real issue of corruption.
"By attacking CAG, Congress is diverting attention from the real issue of corruption...It would be better if Congress targets 'CAG' - corruption, 'atankwad (terrorism)' and 'ghotala (scams)' - which it created. That will benefit the country and wash the taint off Congress' face because of this coal scam," BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in New Delhi.
"We will fight effectively from Parliament to street to ensure that those behind the coal scam are punished," he said.
On the demand by SP, Left and other parties for a judicial inquiry into the coal block allocation, party spokesperson Venkaiah Naidu said, "If parties supporting Congress are demanding this, the message from this dharna is that even parties supporting Congress are finding it difficult to support it on the issue."
He said BJP was firm on its demand for resignation of the Prime Minister, cancellation of the coal block licenses and the independent inquiry into these allocations.
On the possible formation of a Third Front by Samajwadi Party and Left Parties, Naidu said BJP was "least bothered" about it as the previous experiments have not been successful in this regard.
"We are least bothered over the formation of these parties. It is for them to explain why they make friends in the morning and fight in evening with Congress. They have to explain this," he said.
The BJP leader said the attempts of forming the Third Front remind us "what has happened to such experiments earlier".
On the Congress' stand that Parliament should be allowed to function, Naidu said, "I want to remind them that in the 12th and 13th Parliament, they disrupted 10% of the proceedings of the tenure...Let them not give sermons to us as they are the ones who started this stalling and disruption. They called George Fernandes as 'coffin thief' and they should not teach us manners."