BJP hijacking parliament: Congress

August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Congress Monday hit back at the BJP accusing it of “hijacking” parliament and “running away” from a debate on coal blocks allocation.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari, addressing newspersons, said the United Progressive Alliance was ready for a debate in parliament. Whether there should be voting on the debate would be decided by the business advisory committees of the two houses, he added.

He said a debate on coal blocks allocation in parliament would “expose” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and leave it with a “blackened face”.

The spokesperson also refuted the BJP allegation that the Congress had made a lot of money - “mota maal” - in its coal blocks allocation, and said it was the “BJP’s tradition” and not the Congress’ way of doing things.

The BJP has been holding up parliament with demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the government auditor’s report on losses to the exchequer.

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