‘BJP to raise Antrix-Devas issue in budget session`
Demanding that the probe reports over the Antrix-Devas deal be made public, BJP said it would raise the issue in the Budget session of Parliament.
Hyderabad: Demanding that the probe reports
over the Antrix-Devas deal be made public, BJP on Sunday said it
would raise the issue in the Budget session of Parliament.
"The government must come clean. The BJP demands that
the reports be made public. The government is also duty bound
to inform people about action taken against those persons who
are responsible for the deal. We will continue to pressurise
the government. We will take it up in a big way in the coming
budget session," senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu told
Slamming government over the punitive action against
four scientists, Naidu said the government cannot wash off its
hands with that.
"What about the PMO officials, who are involved at
every stage? It is not a simple issue. You cannot wash your
hands simply by barring some officials (scientists) from
holding any positions," he observed.
Also coming down heavily on the government over the
Supreme Court`s observations yesterday over delay in
sanctioning of prosecution in 2G scam case, Naidu said it was
clearly an indictment of the government.
"It is a clear indictment of the Prime Minister and his
office. BJP would like to know who are the people responsible
for this delay and the action being taken against them," he
He also wondered about the law ministry`s role in it.
"What about Law Ministry which was supposed to give a
proper advice to Prime Minister," he asked.