Swaraj plays down row over Reddy brothers
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 19:03
  
Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday sought to play down the row over inclusion of Reddy brothers in Yedduyurappa government in Karnataka and blamed the media for the controversy.

"Once the Karnataka Chief Minister and party's former president Rajnath Singh made statements on the issue, there is nothing for me to talk. The issue has been resolved," Sushma Swaraj, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, told media before leaving for Karimnagar where she would address a pro-Telangana public meeting organised by the state party.

Saying that there were no differences between her and senior leader Arun Jaitely, she alleged that it was media that hyped the issue.

When asked about the Lokpal bill, Swaraj said she would need to study the draft of the bill first but stated that Atal Bihari Vajpayee had favoured bringing Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal.

Referring to the demand for separate Telangana, Leader of the Opposition said the NDA would support the bill for formation of Telangana state if it is moved in the next session of parliament.

Meanwhile, a protocol row cropped up as the state government officials had not made any arrangement for her visit to Hyderabad and she expressed regret over the same.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 19:03


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