New Delhi: Amid the controversy over banning
of four space scientists, including former ISRO chief Madhavan
Nair, from government jobs, BJP on Friday attacked Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi for their
"silence" on the matter and wanted the deal to be made public.
BJP also revived the corruption plank against Congress
alleging UPA was "covering up" corruption cases and not even
replying to querries raised in Parliament on graft.
Attacking the Prime Minister on ISRO-Devas deal, BJP
spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said since ISRO was directly
under his charge, Singh was required to answer questions about
"The Prime Minister needs to answer...What happened to the
report of the high-level probe ordered by the Prime Minister"?
She said "The Prime Minister`s Office has got a lot of
things to answer especially on ISRO-Devas. The PMO has a lot
of things to answer why Shunglu Committee has remainied in
paper and nothing else. The PMO has to say inspite of briefing
him why is Raja being questioned and why not Mr Chidambaram.
The PMO is remaining silent.
"It is not revealing for the benefit of the nation the
actual decision-making process which has resulted in huge loss
all over 2010 and 2011. It is spending time in cover-ups",
Asking the government to come clean on the ISRO-Devas
deal, the BJP leader asked why the UPA chairperson and the
Congress general secretary were "silent" on corruption charges
"The vital question today is inspite of orders the UPA
chairperson and the general secretary of Congress who is
very keen on taking this fight upfront against corruption are
not answering questions. They are going around the country
saying that they are in the fight against corruption. Please
give us answers for all these. Answers are not coming in
Parliament," she said.