BJP getting ready for stormy Parl session: Ananth

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 17:29

Nizamabad: BJP is getting ready for a
"tumultuous" winter session of Parliament with government
having no answers to corruption charges, says Ananth Kumar,
the chief organiser of LK Advani`s rath yatra.

"They(Government) are in the dock. The winter session of
Parliament will be tumultuous. They have no answers. They want
to amend RTI. They cast aspersion on CAG. They are not
cooperating with PAC. They are perturbed about Supreme Court
monitoring their activities," Kumar said.

Congress was keeping silent about Advani`s `Jan
chetna Yatra` against corruption as there were no scams during
the NDA rule, he said.

"When you are embarking on such a huge campaign against
corruption, will they keep quiet. All the government records
are in their care. If they are silent it means there is
nothing," he said.

Referring to the 2G spectrum allocation scam, he said the
Congress and the government find themselves on the back foot
with no answers to corruption charges.

Kumar said that Advani`s yatra was planned with the
winter session in mind.

"The most important factor was the timing because Monsoon
session concluded on September 8. And usually the winter
session starts in the third week or last week of November as
it has to conclude before Christmas. We went through the
calendar and speculated that it may start from November 21
which is a Monday. We had to set the yatra during this
period," he said.

The former union minister said that his team had 42 days
but during this period "We also had to take into consideration
two days for Diwali celebrations and his (Advani`s) birthday
on November eight which left only 38 days for the yatra.

"You can`t go all around the country in a space of 38
days by road only. You can`t go to Guwahati, Itanagar and come
back. You can`t at all go to Port Blair."

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 17:29

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