BJP discusses strategy for cornering UPA govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:53

New Delhi: The BJP Parliamentary Party Tuesday
discussed the strategy for cornering the government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issues of price rise and
corruption during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

At the weekly meeting, senior BJP leaders emphasised
that since the government is in the dock on corruption the
opposition should not be lax in attacking it. The members have
been asked to be present in both Houses in good numbers during
the session, party sources said.

The leaked CAG report on financial irregularities in
Commonwealth Games projects was discussed in the meeting. The
document reportedly indicts Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of
being in the know of developments but not taking action.

The decision to make IOA chairperson (Suresh Kalmadi) the head of the Organising Committee instead of the Sports Minister, as initially agreed, has also been mentioned in the document.

BJP will also hit out at Singh during the debate on
corruption for his alleged complicity in the 2G scam. The
opposition has charged that Singh was taken into confidence by
then Telecom Minister A Raja through nine letters when the
allocation process was on.

Singh was also apprised of the decision to go ahead
with the first-come-first-serve policy instead of auction in
2G spectrum allocation, the BJP has alleged.

BJP members were also informed about the issues the
opposition plans to raise during this session. The party has
demanded debate on price rise and corruption under a rule that
entails voting to further embarrass the government.

During the meeting, BJP MP V P Singh Badnor said India
may be headed for an undue dominance by the media of the kind
practised by News of the World head Rupert Murdoch. He
referred to a news channel which had carried out the reported
sting operation during the cash-for-vote scam but did not
telecast it immediately.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:53

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