Uproar in Orissa assembly over Shunglu Committee report

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 19:18

Bhubaneswar: Orissa assembly on Saturday
witnessed verbal duels between treasury bench and opposition
over Shunglu Committee report that found procedural violations
by Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit for alleged scam involving 2010 Commonwelath Games.

The issue was raised by BJD member Pradeep Maharathy,
who criticised Congress led UPA government at the centre for
the alleged corruption. "A resoultion should be passed against
the persons indicted by the Shunglu Committee," he said.
Accusing Congress of being involved in mega scams,
Maharathy quoted BJP leader L K Advani and Yoga Guru
Ramdev of saying that most of the Congress leaders had stashed
black money in foreign banks.

Another BJD member and party`s youth wing president
Sanjay Dasburma said, "It is shame that the people occupying
constitutional posts are involved in it. He raised question on
how Khanna being ex-offico chairman of DDA offered bailout
package for Games village developer Emmar MGF.
Opposition Congress and BJP separately opposed ruling
BJD`s statement against alleged corruption relating to CWG.
"BJD should look at its actions relating to mining, coal and
Vedanta University land scam before raising fingers at
others," BJP legislature party leader K V Singhdeo said.

Demanding return of Lord Jagannath`s land given to
Vedanta University project, Singhdeo said though this house
had discussed different scams, no action had been taken.

Congress member N K Das accused the ruling BJD of
being involved in mega scams like mining, coal and dal. "BJD
is number one in scams," Das stated.


First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 19:18
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