BJP says it doesn`t want to get involved in corporate wars

After one of its spokesmen attacked Ratan Tata, BJP on Thursday sought to distance itself from the industrialist`s criticism of NDA government`s telecom policy, saying it did not want to get embroiled in corporate wars.

Updated: Dec 09, 2010, 23:09 PM IST

New Delhi: After one of its spokesmen
attacked Ratan Tata, BJP on Thursday sought to distance itself from
the industrialist`s criticism of NDA government`s telecom
policy, saying it did not want to get embroiled in corporate
wars.

"BJP has no intention of getting involved in what
arguments are being made between different corporates... Let
the JPC get into this question and the entire truth will come
out," BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley told reporters.
He said BJP had always held and followed the political
belief that it should not get "entangled" in corporate wars.

"So, whether they (Tata and Rajeev Chandrashekhar) are
right or wrong, we would not like to comment on it," he said.

His comments came after party spokesperson Prakash
Javadekar hit back at Tata for his statement against the
Telecom policy of BJP-led NDA government and maintained that
the industrialist was a beneficiary of UPA government`s
policies.

"He (Tata) is not a judge. He may not be knowing much
about what has actually happened," Javadekar told reporters
outside Parliament.

"Ratan Tata is a great industrialist and I do not want
to comment on him but if he is speaking on this (telecom), he
should remember that he also owns a telecom company. The
person who was benefited by UPA policy, public will not give
much importance to his statement," he added.

Soon after Javadekar`s statement, BJP top brass decided
to distance itself from the war of words between the two
business leaders. Chandrashekhar, an independent MP in the
Rajya Sabha who had won the seat from Karnataka with the
support of BJP and JD(S).
Referring to allegations levelled by Tata, Leader of the
Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said "it is like spit
and run" and demanded that a JPC be formed on 2G Spectrum scam
issue so that people can depose before it.

"These allegations (by Tata and others) is like spit and
run. Somebody makes an allegation and then runs away. Why not
form a JPC which can call Ratan Tata, Rajiv Chandrashekhar and
all those the Committee deems should be called to probe the
scam," Swaraj said.

PTI