BJP demands Krishna`s resignation

Demanding resignation of External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on illegal mining issue, the BJP accused the Congress of adopting double standards in the Lokayukta case.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2011, 16:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Demanding resignation of External
Affairs Minister S M Krishna on illegal mining issue, the BJP
on Friday accused the Congress of adopting double standards in the
Lokayukta case.

"Congress and the UPA should not adopt double standards.
Earlier when there was a report by Lokayukta, even without
waiting for filing of FIR, the entire Congress party demanded
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa`s resgination.

"Now, how can Congress justify the continuation of Krishna
as a Cabinet Minister after registration of FIR against him?,"
BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu asked.

Attacking the Congress, he said, "They did not act upon
Shunglu Committee report against Shiela Dikshit. They did not
act upon the Delhi Lokayukta report against Rajkumar Chouhana
and now they are keeping mum on the FIR against Krishna."

There was uproar in both Houses of Parliament over the
mining scam as Opposition demanded resignation of Krishna.

"The BJP demands that Prime Minister should immediately
dismiss S M Krishna from his responsibility and allow the law
to take its own course. If Krishna will remain at the helm of
affairs of External Affairs Ministry, then you cannot expect
fair investigation in the case. That is why we demand his
immediate resignation."

PTI