Saharsa: JD(U) president and NDA
convener Sharad Yadav on Monday slammed Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh for "strongly defending" his ministers, including P
Chidambaram and demanded that Singh should explain before the
nation as to why he was defending "such tainted cabinet
"We strongly oppose PM for coming in strong defense of
ministers, including Union Home Minister Chidambaram for his
(Chidambaram`s) lapse in connection with the 2G spectrum,"
"Even the Prime Minister can`t escape from his
responsibility particularly because the name of Chidambaram
had cropped up in the scam ... he should soon decide on the
matter," the JD(U) president said.
Maintaining that Prime Minister was not only "custodian"
of the ministers but also the entire nation, Yadav said "the
minister who is involved in the scam be handed over to the
court of law."
Affirming that the Opposition would not allow the
government to bury the scams which were being unearthed during
the UPA-2, he sarcastically remarked "PM should instead of
protecting the properties of the ministers should have tried
to save the properties of the country (the 2G spectrum)."
Commenting on Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi being
jailed in the CWG irregularities, Yadav remarked "it is just
the tail of an elephant while the full elephant is still
Yadav, later, left for New Delhi after a week-long visit
to his Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency.