UPA govt indulging in blame game over JPC: Rajnath

BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Saturday said instead of constituting a JPC to probe Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum and Adarsh Housing Society scams, the UPA has started a blame game with Opposition parties over the issue.

Updated: Dec 25, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

Mumbai: BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Saturday
said instead of constituting a JPC to probe Commonwealth
Games, 2G spectrum and Adarsh Housing Society scams, the UPA
has started a blame game with Opposition parties over the
issue.

"We have been demanding a JPC for impartial, in-depth
and speedy inquiry into these scams. Instead of complying with
the demand, the Congress-led Government has started a blame
game with Opposition parties," he told reporters here.

The former BJP President held the Congress responsible
for non-functioning of Parliament during the just-concluded
winter session.

"It is the Government`s responsibility to run the
session. If the Prime Minister is ready to face the Public
Accounts Committee then why is he shying away from the JPC?"

On a question about BJP leader Ananth Kumar`s alleged
connection with controversial corporate lobbyist Niira Radia,
the former UP Chief Minister said evidence should be produced
to support the claim.

Singh criticised Congress MP Rahul Gandhi`s reported
statement, released by WikiLeaks, that "radicalised Hindu
groups" could pose a bigger threat than terror outfits like
Lashkar-e-Taiba.

"By making such claims, the Congress leaders are not
only following Pakistan`s agenda, but also sabotaging the
claims made by their own Government. The Congress President
should have issued a clarification on the issue," he said.

PTI