UPA govt was trying to `white wash` the various scams

BJP leader, M Venkiah Naidu, on Friday charged the Congress led UPA government at the centre of trying to `white wash` the various scams that have surfaced and wondered about Prime minister, Manmohan Singh`s silence.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 19:50 PM IST

Kochi: BJP leader, M Venkiah Naidu, on Friday
charged the Congress led UPA government at the centre of
trying to `white wash` the various scams that have surfaced
and wondered about Prime minister, Manmohan Singh`s silence.

Scam after scam is coming to the fore-- 2G, Commonwealth
Gams, IPL, CVC and the Food import scam in which the
government lost about rs 10,000 crore, Naidu alleged at a
press conference here. Government was trying to `whitewash`
the scams and every effort was being made in this direction,
Naidu told reporters here.

`Why is the Prime minister silent on all these scams`?, he
asked. Is it not his duty to talk to the countrymen? what is
the difficulty for the government in ordering a JPC probe?,
Why are they making it a prestige issue?. Unless the
government has somthing to hide, why are their fearing a JPC,
he asked.

One after another scams and scandals are surfacing and the
government was trying its best to block the flow of
information, suppress facts and launch an offensive against
the people, media and institutions that were responsbile for
making public these scams and scandals, the bjp leader
charged.

CBI has become a `political arm` of the congress and the
probe agency has lost its crediblity, he said. There was
progress in the 2G scam probe only because the Supreme court
was continiously monitoring it, he said.

Naidu also questioned the crediblity of Home minister, P
Chidambaram, Telecom minister, Kapil Sibal and Law minister,
Veerappa Moily, and said Sibal, who had questioned the
CAG report and stated that government had not suffered any
loss in the 2 G Scam, had no right to continue in office.

After the arrest of former telecom minister, A Raja, BJP`s
stand had been vindicated, he said.

The responsbility of running Parliament in a smooth manner
lies with the ruling party and government, he said replying to
a query.

Naidu said Prime minister should announce a rehabiltiation
and compesnation package to the affected families whose land
had been acquired for the Vallarpadam terminal and had not
been rehabilitated.

On the allegations against Former CJI and National Human
Rights commission chairman, Justice K G Balakrishnan, he said
it would be better for him and the country if he resigns.

PTI