BJP has nothing substantial to say on 2G: Pranab

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday claimed that BJP has nothing substantial to say against corruption and so created a scene in Parliament on 2G issue.

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 16:56 PM IST

Silchar: Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Tuesday claimed that BJP has nothing substantial to
say against corruption and so created a scene in Parliament on
2G issue.
A meaningful discussion was interrupted by BJP MPs and
this was a great loss for the people of the country, he said
addressing a campaign rally for Congress candidate Sushmita
Dev.

"Each member is paid for attending Parliament and they
are answerable to the people of the country," he said adding
development can be brought about by sincere work alone and no
party can do it merely with slogans.

Mukherjee said opposition AGP had always claimed that
there were 50 lakh foreigners in Assam but could not detect
a single one though it ruled Assam for two consecutive
terms.
``The ground reality is always different from mere
allegations and sloganeering and people have to choose the
right person as well as the party at the time of casting their
vote,`` he added.

Referring to Assam`s financial condition, he said when
Congress wrested power from AGP in 2001 it was completely
running on overdraft with government cheques frequently
dishonoured but during the last 10 years the situation had
changed drastically with the Centre giving Rs 300 crore as
performance grant to the state.

PTI