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BJP criticises PM for making statement on CAG report

BJP on Monday said it will continue to demand his resignation and boycott the "corrupt" government in Parliament.



New Delhi: Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for making a statement on the CAG report on coal block allocation in Lok Sabha, BJP on Monday said it will continue to demand his resignation and boycott the "corrupt" government in Parliament.

"Personally, I think for any minister or anybody to make a statement on the CAG report inside the House is wrong. It’s absolutely wrong. Because the only forum in which the CAG report can be discussed is the Public Accounts Committee," BJP leader Jaswant Singh told reporters outside Parliament House.

BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said his party is not going to take things lying down anymore on this issue and will continue to press for the Prime Minister`s resignation as it has already extended enough opportunities to him in the last eight years.

"This is a corrupt government," Rudy said. He maintained that BJP will not allow the forum of Parliament to be used to "legitimise corruption".

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar expressed disappointment with Singh`s statement.

"The country is upset with the Prime Minister`s statement. It is not a statement but a list of points of excuses. He is hiding the facts," he said.

Javadekar alleged that Singh has accepted his role in coal allotments.

"He has said one thing correct that he is wholly responsible for the decision and that is why we are saying he has allotted and has put his stamp of approval on every coal block allotment. There are wrong-doings and so he is responsible and that is why he must resign," he said.

PTI

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