BJP like a drama company on corruption issues: Congress

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NEW DELHI - The Congress Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of double standards and “crass hypocrisy” on issues of corruption and listed a number of alleged irregularities and scandals during the BJP-headed NDA rule.

On issues of corruption, the BJP does no better than a drama company. It not only has double-standards but crass hypocrisy, Congress spokespersons Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here.

Listing the alleged irregularities and scandals during the rule of BJP-headed National Democratic Alliance government, including the Kargil coffin scam, Tehelka sting operation of 2001, Operation Vijay scam, petrol pump allotments of 2002, undervaluation in disinvestment of companies and land allotment controversy involving allocation of plots to Sangh Parivar affiliates, Singhvi said there were no probes by central agencies such as Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate or Supreme Court-monitored investigations or a JPC into them.

Pointing to the allegations of nepotism against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, Singhvi said instead of taking action the BJP had surrendered before him.

In Karnataka, instead of firm action, we have seen abject surrender, capitulation. No arrest or CBI investigation, he said.

Answering queries, Singhvi said the government had offered Supreme Court-monitored investigation in the 2G spectrum controversy. What can be more than that, he said.

The parliament was Tuesday adjourned for the 13th successive day over the opposition’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

A meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar to end the parliament impasse failed to find a solution as the opposition and the government did not yield from their stance.

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