BJP blames Centre for stalemate in Parliament

BJP held the UPA government responsible for the stalemate in Parliament as it was not ready for a robust debate on corruption, price rise and blackmoney stashed abroad.

Patna: BJP on Saturday held the UPA government
responsible for the stalemate in Parliament as it was not
ready for a robust debate on corruption, price rise and
blackmoney stashed abroad.

"The central government is responsible for the impasse
in Parliament...we want an effective debate on the issues of
corruption, price rise and bringing the black money stashed
abroad, but the government wants a timid debate," BJP
spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad told reporters here.

Stating that his party was at a loss to understand as
to why the Centre was shying away from holding a constructive
and effective debate by way of allowing the adjournment
motion, he said.

"We want voting on these burning issues but it seems
that the government is not in control," he said.

"The adjournment motion will make it clear that which
are the parties with the government on the issue of escalating
prices of commodities," he said.

He also wanted to know from the Centre that what had
prevented it from disclosing the names of 700 people on the
issue of black money.

"There are provisions to bring adjournment motion, we
want to corner the government so that it should take an
effective step on these issues," Prasad said and recalled that
former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee had allowed adjournment in
the house for six times.

He rubbished Congress allegation that the opposition
wanted to destabilise the government on these issues. "It is
irrelevant... our stand is for effective and constructive
debate for some concrete steps. Arrogance are not helpful in
democracy."

On the possibility of mid-term poll, Prasad said his
party was ready to face it.

The BJP leader also castigated the prime minister for
defending Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G Spectrum
case. "The country knows well what happened with former
Telecom Minister A Raza who was also boldly defended by the PM
in past twice....we are confident that Chidambaram will meet
the same fate," he said.

PTI