‘Centre adopting “double standard” over Lokpal’
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 18:51
Bangalore: The BJP on Thursday accused the UPA government of adopting "double standard" over the Jan Lokpal Bill and said it did not consult the opposition regarding the issue.

"The UPA government adopted double standard on the bill. It did not consult the opposition so far," senior BJP leader Venkiah Naidu told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

He said the party will meet in Delhi tomorrow to decide its stand on the Bill ahead of an all-party meeting called by the Centre on July 3.

Naidu urged the Centre to provide his party the agenda for the all-party meeting.

On JD(S) chief H D Devegowda's demand for a CBI probe into the allegations of illegal wealth amassed by his family and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and some other ministers, Naidu said, "Let JD(S) first respond to the 'charge sheet' published by BJP."

The state unit of BJP on June 28 had released what it called a "charge sheet" against the opposition parties in AP, alleging that the estimated worth of the known assets of Gowda's family alone was over Rs 1,500 crore.

Naidu said the opposition has been making "baseless" allegations against Yeddyurappa and asked them to await the court verdict on cases filed against the Chief Minister.


First Published: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 18:51

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