Rajnath demands apology from UPA over PAC meeting acrimony

Former BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Friday demanded a public apology from the UPA for the acrimony in PAC meeting.

Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Former BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Friday demanded a public apology from the UPA for the acrimony in PAC meeting and said that his party would launch a campaign in Uttar Pradesh to expose the "duplicity of actions and character" of BSP and SP.

"It was a shameful act to cover up one of the biggest scams in the country. The Congress party and UPA should express public apology on yesterday`s highly condemnable
incident (in PAC meeting). The government should also institute an enquiry into the media leaks of the PAC draft report," Singh said in a statement.

He alleged that the stand taken by SP and BSP in yesterday`s PAC meeting, when they stood with Congress and DMK in rejecting the draft report, had exposed them.

"BSP and SP stand exposed in Uttar Pradesh as they have lost credibility in the eyes of the aam aadmi. Although these parties criticise the Congress led UPA on public platforms, they leave no stone unturned when it comes to saving the government in crucial moments and on critical issues like corruption and inflation," Singh said.

He announced that BJP will launch an "awareness campaign" in Uttar Pradesh to further expose the duplicity of actions and character of BSP, SP and the Congress party.
The party will seek people`s support against the UP government and the UPA regime at the Centre.

"The unfortunate incidents which occurred in the PAC meeting yesterday clearly indicate that the BSP and SP are playing hand in glove with the Congress on the issue of corruption. They tried to hijack the proceedings of PAC meeting, bypassing all established rules and procedures," Singh said.

PTI