Govt defends Chidambaram

Coming to the defence of Home Minister P Chidambaram, Government on Thursday said Opposition`s allegations against him.

Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 18:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Coming to the defence of Home
Minister P Chidambaram, Government on Thursday said Opposition`s
allegations against him over withdrawal of FIRs against a
Delhi-based hotelier are "one-sided."

"It (allegation) is one-sided," Minister of State for
Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla told reporters outside
Parliament House.

He accused the BJP of "hiding Law Ministry opinions.
Whatever has been done, it was done as per the Law Ministry
directive and Home Ministry has no role."

Blaming the Opposition for disruption, he said, "Everyday
Opposition is disrupting the House on some pretext or other.

It has become a `tamasha` (drama). If there is any issue, it
can be raised during the Zero Hour. Opposition has no role in
running the House they are only contributing to disruption of
the House."

Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi, however, declined
to comment on opposition`s allegation against Chidambaram that
he misued his office to help a former client.

"It should be asked to Chidamabram," Alvi said.

PTI