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Mulayam running away from corrupt Congress: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:37

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged that Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) was disconnecting itself with the ruling Congress Party for it has realised the fact that the sinking ship of corruption was now visible to all.

BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have been piggybacking the Congress for the last eight years.

"And whenever the government is in danger, these two parties have played the role of troubleshooter. Be it the issue of corruption, inflation or scam, these parties looked on one platform either directly or indirectly. Now the sinking ship of corruption is visible to all, so it is an attempt to come out of all this as soon as possible," he added.

Mulayam Singh Yadav had earlier on Tuesday said that his Samajwadi Party was fulfilling the role the opposition by questioning the policies of the UPA Government, which he said had no direction.

Yadav said the country was facing many challenges due to wrong policies of the government.

"Our country is facing many challenges. The challenges are due to wrong policies of the people, who are running the government. The country has not achieved much due to lack of clear policies. It is also not known where they want to take the country," he told mediapersons in Kolkata.

The Samajwadi Party chief said nobody could have dreamt of so many scams and such a high-level of corruption in the government.

"Nobody would have dreamt of so many scams and such a high-level of corruption. Who are behind it? Nobody knows how deep coal scam runs. The newspapers are publishing stories about it on a daily basis. In given circumstances, there are major challenges before us and the country," he added.

The Samajwadi Party had earlier organised a protest outside Parliament when it was in session against the coal blocks allocation scam, along with the DMK and the Telugu Desam Party.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh had, however, yesterday refused to comment on the Samajwadi Party supremo`s statement, saying Mulayam Singh is a senior politician.

"It is a matter between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress (Party) and only official spokespersons could react to it," he told mediapersons in New Delhi.

The BJP-led opposition disrupted the proceedings in the Monsoon Session of Parliament and deprived the government from putting forth its views on the issue.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament came to an end last Friday after most of its sittings were washed out over the controversial coal block allocation issue and off late on quota in SC/ST promotion in government jobs.

The coal scandal dominated the Monsoon Session of Parliament after the CAG report said that the under-priced sales of coalfields would have cost the national exchequer as much as USD 33 billion in lost revenues.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh blamed the BJP for disrupting the Monsoon Session of Parliament over the coal blocks allocation issue, and described the inactivity as ``a negation of democracy``.

Dr Singh said there were important issues that needed to be discussed and resolved in Parliament.

The BJP is demanding the Prime Minister`s resignation since he headed the Coal Ministry between 2006 and 2009, when many of the sales occurred.


First Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:37

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