‘PC’s right wing terror remark to save own skin’

Strongly objecting to Home Minister P Chidambaram`s statement on right wing extremism, BJP said he should not compromise on the fight against terrorism just to save himself from his "neck-deep" involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2011, 21:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Strongly objecting to Home
Minister P Chidambaram`s statement on right wing extremism,
BJP on Tuesday said he should not compromise on the fight against
terrorism just to save himself from his "neck-deep"
involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.
"It is my personal appeal to my dear friend P
Chidambaram. To save your corrupt skin, please do not
compromise with the country`s fight against terror," BJP Chief
spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Chidambaram had stated yesterday that the BJP was
attacking some ministers, including him, as the UPA-II
government had quickened the pace of investigations in cases
involving right wing terror groups.

"Pointing an accusing finger at us is not good... Your
government has a very corrupt image and you have been involved
neck-deep in making this image. You had stated in a letter to
the Prime Minister that the spectrum allocation issue should
be treated as a closed chapter," Prasad said.
He maintained that "terror patronage" by Pakistan is
getting exposed and the Ghulam Nabi Fai case is an example of
it.

The BJP leader alleged that the charges made by former
Telecom Minister A Raja against Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum
scam should not be taken lightly.

"What Raja is saying is his concern. But one should
not forget that he was a Cabinet minister. He used to sit in
the Cabinet meetings. He took decisions in consultation with
the Prime Minister and with approval of the then Finance
Minister P Chidambaram. There is enough proof of this," Prasad
said.

PTI