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Will target govt on terror, inflation in Parl: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 21:29

Nagpur: The main Opposition BJP on Wednesday said
it would take on the government with regard to blasts in
Mumbai, rising prices of essential commodities, corruption and
farmers` problems including the issue of cotton exports during
the coming monsoon session of Parliament.
"We will not spare the UPA on these important issues...
the Congress-led government has failed to control the
price-rise and it was unfortunate that economic policies of an
economist Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, have failed to
check the prices," BJP spokesperson Prakash Jawdekar said

He said the investments had come down, and industrial
production had dropped. "We will corner the government and we
are sure that Government would try to run away from (debate
on) these issues."

Talking about allegations of corruption in the Coal
ministry and allotments of coal blocks, Jawdekar said the
ministry was now under the control of PMO, and the issue would
be certainly raised during the session.

On the land acquisition, he said while the Congress
general secretary, Rahul Gandhi, was demanding Rs 20 lakh per
acre as the compensation, he should also look into acquisition
in Maharashtra, where a meagre Rs 20,000 were being paid per
When asked about BJP`s stand on treasures found in
temples or religious trusts, such as the discovery at
Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, Jawdekar said the party was
not "in favour of government taking over the treasures of the


First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 21:29

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