BJP for Parliament debate on ‘cash-for-votes’
The BJP, Wednesday, sent a notice to Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha seeking permission for a debate on the cash-for-votes scam.
New Delhi: The BJP, Wednesday, gave notices to Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha for a debate on the cash-for-votes scam, which has again occupied the political centerstage following the arrest of Amar Singh and two former BJP MPs.
Senior party leader LK Advani gave the notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, while in the Rajya Sabha it was done by Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley.
The BJP is demanding that Question Hour be suspended for the day and a debate be carried out on the entire issue.
Opposition parties have been training their guns on the government over the infamous scandal and have sought to known who was the beneficiary of the scam involving buying of MPs ahead of the trust vote on Indo-US nuke deal in 2008.
They want Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clear his stand; the government has rejected the demand.