Congress running away from debate: BJP
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 20:57
Shimla: With Congress continuing to boycott Himachal Pradesh Assembly over the issue of corruption, ruling BJP on Sunday accused the party of running away from debate and playing gimmicks to divert the attention of people from its dismal performance as opposition.

"Despite no issue at hand to take on the government, the Congress has allowed the chance to raise the issue of corruption forcefully in the House to slip from its hand by boycotting the Assembly," state BJP spokesperson Ganesh Dutt told media persons.

Terming the boycott as deliberate on part of Congress, he said it wants to politicize the issue and not debate it.

"We have repeatedly told the Congress leaders to come out with credible evidence in support of charges against health minister Dr Rajiv Bindal or any other leader and the government was ready for any probe by any agency but the Congress is playing truant," he added.

Congress members have been boycotting the state Assembly demanding resignation of Health Minister Rajiv Bindal and a CBI inquiry into the corruption charges levelled against him by the party.

Dutt said the sole motive of Congress was misinforming people by its malicious propaganda and tarnish the image of the government.

Referring to the issue of corruption, he asked all the Congress leaders to declare their assets when they were elected to the state Assembly or Parliament for the first time and the wealth amassed by them till date.


First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 20:57

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