UPA, BJP resorting to 'match-fixing': CPI-M
New Delhi: Condemning the disruption of Parliament's Monsoon Session, CPI(M) o Friday charged the government with not doing anything to restore order and accused both UPA and BJP of resorting to 'match-fixing' to get away from exposure in the coal block allocation scandal.
"The disruption permitted the government and the ruling party to get away from its accountability to Parliament and its role in the 'coalgate' issue and the BJP to escape from getting exposed on what they had done when they were in power," CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.
"Both sides did not want exposure of what they have done in the 'coalgate' scandal. Many skeletons would have come out of the cupboard," he said, while "strongly condemning" the disruption of Parliament.
Terming it as a "classic case of match-fixing", he said, "in match-fixing, one side wins. But here, no one won but Parliament and the country lost" as issues directly affecting the people like price rise, unemployment, flood and drought situation could not be discussed.
Reacting to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement about the "wasted" session, he said, "This is actually trying to brush under the carpet their (government's) own role in not taking any initiative to restore normalcy in the House."
Noting that disruption of House proceedings was appearing to be "a pattern for the UPA", Yechury said, "Every year there is a major scam and there is disruption because the government does not want a debate." He referred to the furore over 2G spectrum allocation scam which led to the entire Winter Session getting washed out in 2010.
Reiterating CPI-M's demand for cancellation of coal block allocations, a probe and punishing those found guilty, Yechury said the Public Accounts Committee should take note of the two CAG reports on Delhi airport and the ultra-mega power projects and place its report to Parliament.