BJP devaluing institution of Parliament: Cong

Congress accused the BJP of devaluing the institution of Parliament by scuttling the winter session.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 18:02 PM IST

Mumbai: Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of devaluing the institution of Parliament by scuttling the winter session with its adamant demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

The main Opposition party was running away from debate over the issue by stalling Parliament, AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi charged while talking to reporters.

"BJP wants to drag the issue for a longer period rather than have conclusion to the case. Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigations will be time bound while a JPC has no time bar," he said.
Dwivedi charged that BJP had shown disrespect to democratic institutions like Parliament and judiciary as well as the CBI which are currently probing the 2G spectrum case.

"They have shown lack of respect even to the Prime Minister who has expressed his willingness to appear before the PAC," he added.

Earlier, addressing party workers on the occasion of the 125th foundation day of the Congress, Dwivedi said the party is not against any religion.
"There is a difference between religious faith and fundamentalist, extremist views on religion. Congress is the party of each and every citizen of this country irrespective of the caste, creed and religion," he added.

PTI