BJP raising graft issue as it`s running out of patience: Congress
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 23:47
New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday suggested BJP is raising the issue of corruption as it is "running out of patience" after the defeat in last Lok Sabha election and its leaders "are not sure of their position".

"It seems that the opposition, especially BJP, is finding the coming four years too long and the leaders of the opposition are themselves not sure about their position in future", AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters here.

It will be better if they do not impose their "internal problems" on the country, he said.

He said the question is not what happened in 2G Spectrum and what was right or wrong in many other issues that were raised. "These questions do not arise because the government did not object to probe into any issue or tried to save anybody guilty from punishment," Dwivedi said.

Citing the resignation of Ashok Chavan from Maharashtra Chief Minister's post in the wake of Adarsha Housing Society scam in Mumbai and A Raja as Telecom Minister, the Congress leader said "even before the probe was completed, Congress ensured the resignation of its Chief Minister. Even in the 2G issue, the resignation of a minister was ensured.

"This resignation could have come even after the debate" in Parliament, he added.

Regretting that a parliamentary debate on these issues was not allowed by the opposition pressing for JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation, the Congress leader said "this is in a way an insult to Parliament."

"An institution like CAG was not trusted fully. Even PAC was not trusted whose President is as per norms is a leader from the Opposition. The issue was also under the Supreme Court. But even its report was not awaited. This means we are devaluing our all democratic and constitutional institutions. What tradition we are putting in?” Dwivedi said.


First Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 23:47

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