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Govt exposed in office of profit issue: BJP

'The cat is out of the bag' was the BJP's response to the government's decision to reconvene Parliament.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 17:08 IST

"The cat is out of the bag," was the main opposition BJP's response to the government's decision to reconvene Parliament session from May 10.

"Both the houses are being convened from May 10 to consider the balance agenda. If this has to be done, why the Parliament had to be adjourned sine die instead of adjourning it till May 10 as was planned earlier.

"The cat is out of the bag. It is clear the government wanted to bring an ordinance on the office of profit issue by abruptly adjourning the Parliament sine die," party General Secretary Arun Jaitely told PTI.

"Now that the issue has become hot property, they have convened the session again," he said.

Asked whether the BJP would support any legislation aimed at exempting MPs holding office of profit from disqualification, he said, "Let them show the Bill. We will consider it."

First Published: Mar 30, 2006 17:08 IST