Clarify on ISRO-Devas deal in Parl: BJP to PM

BJP on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should in Parliament his stand on the ISRO-Devas multimedia deal for S-band allocation.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday demanded that Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh should in Parliament his stand on the
ISRO-Devas multimedia deal for S-band allocation, alleging
that he was directly responsible for the anomalies as the
Department of Space was headed by him.

"The Devas scam is bigger than the 2G Spectrum scam.
We will raise the issue in Parliament next week. The Prime
Minister is directly responsible for it as the Department of
Space is under him. He should give a clarification in
Parliament," Deputy Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde
told reporters.

The BJP Parliamentary Party meeting discussed the issue
and took the decision that the matter should be raised in the
House next week.

The JPC issue was also discussed in the meeting with
party leaders informing the MPs that constitution of the
panel would be announced by the Prime Minister today.

Other issues like Commonwealth Games scam, the Adarsh
Housing Society scam, price rise, internal security, ration
scam in the Army, black money stashed abroad, Chinese
intrusions and functioning of the CBI will also be raised by
the principal opposition in Parliament.

Harassment and killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri
Lankan Navy, Sabarimala stampede, Tiranga yatra and the
treatment meted out to BJP workers by the government will also
be raised by the party in Short Duration and Calling Attention
motions in Parliament.

PTI

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