Congress responsible for washout of Winter session: BJP

Javdekar alleged that Congress wants to hide the charges of corruption and run away from probe.

Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 18:44 PM IST

Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused Congress of
insulting democratic principles by steadfastly rejecting the
demand for a JPC into the 2G Spectrum and CWG scams, made by
majority members of the Parliament.

Addressing a press conference here, the BJP spokesperson
Prakash Javdekar said the Congress was to blame for the Winter
session of Parliament being a "washout".

"In democracy, voice of the majority is heard and the
Congress has refused to do so. This is an insult of
democracy," he said.

Arguing that the demand for JPC was not unconstitutional
but in line with parliamentary norms, he said, "Monday is the
last day of the Winter session. If the government refuses to
yield to our demand, then we will go to the people with the
crusade against corruption by taking all parties along and
fight to uphold democracy."

Javdekar pointed that on the first day of the Winter
session, the question hour had passed off peacefully in the
Lok Sabha.

"In the Zero Hour, when Sushma Swaraj rose to speak on
the CWG, 2G spectrum, Adarsh and other issues related to
corruption, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi herself signalled to
Congress members to protest and the house was adjourned," he

Javdekar alleged that Congress wants to hide the charges
of corruption and run away from probe but maintained that "we
still stick to our demand for JPC at any cost."

Hitting out at Congress General Secretary Digivijay
Singh for his remarks that slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare
feared for his life from the hardline Hindu groups, Javdekar
said by saying this the Congress leader was helping Kasab, the
lone terrorist captured alive during the attacks and Pakistan.

"This is dirty politics to deflect attention from
issues regarding corruption, which will not be tolerated by
the people," Javdekar said.