BJP says does not want logjam in Parliament

BJP on Tuesday said it did not want to create any logjam in Parliament and maintained it had decided to boycott only Home Minister P Chidambaram and not the government.

Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 19:46 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said it did not want to
create any logjam in Parliament and maintained it had decided
to boycott only Home Minister P Chidambaram and not the
government.

"There is no logjam in Parliament. We are all interested
in Parliament functioning. We are all interested in worthwhile
debates in Parliament. And if the government does not create
problems then we can look forward to a very useful session of
parliament," said BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.

On being asked if the BJP`s anti-Chidambaram stance will
not scuttle the current winter session of Parliament, Sinha
said, "it is not so... because we have picked up Chidambaram
alone and not the government."

BJP also hoped there would be floor coordination with the
Left in Parliament, as "broadly agreed upon" between them, to
present a collective fight of the united opposition against
the "wrong" policies of the government.

He said the BJP wanted Parliament to function and
government should agree to their "reasonable" demand for
discussions on price rise and black money.

Sinha reasoned out for bring the adjournment motions on
black money and price rise saying, "there is no adjournment
motion in the 15th Lok Sabha so far. This is a very reasonable
demand of the opposition that an adjournment motion should
come in this session."

Asked what the BJP`s stand would be if the government did
not agree to their demand, he said, "We will press for the
adjournment motion. We will continue to reason with the
government to accept our adjournment motion on illegal black
money."

He said, "The presumption is that the House will not
function. I don`t buy this argument that the House will not
function. We will all try our best to ensure that the House
functions. Because, we have issue after issue on which we can
put the government on the mat. Why should we not want the
House to function?"

PTI