BJP wants discussion on PM’s role in 2G scam (Lead)

August 1st, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday that it wanted an urgent discussion in parliament on the role of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram on the 2G spectrum scam.

Manmohan Singh and then finance minister Chidambaram were “an equal party” in the corruption scam, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

The party has moved a notice for discussion on the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

“We want an urgent discussion on the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday (Sunday) distancing the prime minister from the 2G spectrum scam,” Javadekar said.

“He and then finance minister P. Chidambaram are an equal party in the decision,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha member added that they would press for a discussion in the house Tuesday.

A BJP leader said the two leaders were key targets of the party and it wanted action against them.

“Till Sep 8, we will keep demanding the resignation of prime minister and home minister,” a BJP leader told IANS.

The Prime Minister’s Office Sunday strongly rebutted allegations in a leading publication that Manmohan Singh had “looked the other way” despite being in the knowledge of irregularities in the allocation of 2G spectrum licences.

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