Jaitley dismisses Omar`s remarks

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley dismissed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s remark that before levelling charges against UPA-I government.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 23:08 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley
on Friday dismissed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah`s remark that before levelling charges against
UPA-I government, the main opposition should recall how it
allegedly tried to influence MPs in 1998-99 to win support.

On Tweeter, Abdullah had said earlier in the day that he
loved "BJP`s holier-than-though attitude".

"I haven`t forgotten their approaches & offers in 1998-99
when they faced votes in Parliament," he said.

However, Abdullah added "and no there were no offers of
money even in 98-99 but we were asked what they could do for
us.... I did ask for sovereign counter guarantees like for
Enron for our power projects for our state but we didn`t get
those."

Asked about the NC leader`s claims, Jaitley said
Abdullah was a part of the NDA government in 1998-99 and so
there was no question of approaching him.

He told the media to ask Abdullah for clarifications on
the "illogical tweet".

After the WikiLeaks revelations that bribes were paid to
win the support of MPs to help the UPA government to sail
through the trust vote in July 2008, BJP has been cornering
the government on the issue in Parliament.

PTI