Cong question`s BJP silence on land-scam linking Yeddyurappa

Seeking to counter opposition campaign against PM Singh over the 2G spectrum issue, Congress intensified attack on BJP asking why it was silent on the land scam allegedly involving Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

New Delhi: Seeking to counter opposition
campaign against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G
spectrum issue, Congress today intensified attack on BJP
asking why it was silent on the land scam allegedly involving
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

"Who is maintaining silence is clear from the incidents
of Karnataka. Yeddyurappa, who seems to have given half of the
state`s land to his relatives, comes to meet central leaders
and goes away secretively. But no BJP leader is ready to
comment on it," Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said.

On the BJP`s statement that they will not allow
Parliament to function till the Prime Minister speaks on the
2G issue, the Congress said the opposition party`s stand is
unfortunate and goes against national interest."

"The allegation that the Prime Minister did not take any
action is false and has no truth in it. PMO has replied to a
number of letters written by Janata Party president
Subramanium Swamy and also referred it to concerned
departments," Ahmed said.

On Swamy`s attempt to link Congress president Sonia
Gandhi to the multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation, the Congress
leader said "Swamy is a non-serious person and is making such
absurd statements to remain in political limelight".

Asked if the party will file a defamation suit against
Swamy, Ahmed said this decision will be taken by the party
leadership, "but we reject his allegations with the contempt
it deserves. He is not such a serous person that his
statements deserve a reply".

PTI

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