Budget session to be disrupted if JPC demand not accepted: BJP
BJP on Saturday said that there would be no let-up in its stand on a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam and threatened to disrupt the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament if the government did not accept the demand.india Updated: Feb 05, 2011 20:14 IST
BJP on Saturday said that there would be no let-up in its stand on a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam and threatened to disrupt the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament if the government did not accept the demand.
"We stick to our demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into 2G spectrum allocation and other scams and will not allow Parliament to function during the Budget session," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said.
He was adderssing a rally where other NDA leaders, including BJP veteran L K Advani, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and those from Shiv Sena and Akali Dal could not reach as their aircraft did not land here due to bad weather and returned to Lucknow.
The Winter session of Parliament was washed out as the opposition kept pressing the government for a JPC probe and did not allow both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to function, insisting on its demand.
Besides corruption, the BJP leader said, the issue of price rise would be vociferously raised by tyhe opposition during the Budget session starting on February 21.
"No matter how much the Congress blames us for disrupting Parliament proceedings and accuses us of harming the interest of the people, we want to tell the nation that by demanding JPC we intend to retrieve the Rs 1.76 lakh crore presumptive loss to the exchequer because of 2G scam," he said.
The BJP leader attacked both BSP and SP on the 2G issue saying both the parties opposed Congress in Uttar Pradesh but behaves as a UPA supporter at the Centre.
Singh said that both these parties initially demanded a JPC probe in the 2G scam but when the Centre expedited the probe into disproportionate assets of their leaders, they started singing a different tune by demanding a debate instead of JPC.
On the issue of price rise, the former BJP president said that so long as the NDA was in power inflation was under control, but the moment the Congress came to power, prices skyrocketed.
He said that inflation in neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was not growing at the pace at which it was rising in India.
He said that people were fed up with the policies of UPA government and added that they would give a befitting reply to Congress in the next Lok Sabha elections.