No case for Chidambaram’s boycott: PM
New Delhi: In the wake of the NDA deciding to boycott Home Minister P Chidambaram during Parliament’s Winter Session, which got underway on Tuesday, over his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there was no case for such a boycott.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, the PM said, “There is no case for such type of boycott. I hope political parties will resist any such temptation.”
Minister of State in the PMO, V Narayanswamy has also defended Chidambaram, saying the Home Minister has done no wrong and that he is not involved in the 2G scam.
The PM, meanwhile, appealed to all political parties to let the House function smoothly.
“The government is prepared to discuss all issues which the opposition may want to discuss... We have some very important legislations which will be introduced in this session... There are pressing demands to convert those Bills into Acts of Parliament,” Singh said.
Calling on the opposition to give development agenda a push, the PM said “The global economy was facing serious difficulties and if we don’t manage our house well, we can also go down”.
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