Bansal seeks BJP apology for session rejectionBy IANS
Thursday, December 23, 2010
CHANDIGARH - Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Thursday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) apologise to the country for rejecting the proposal to have a special session of parliament on the telecom 2G spectrum controversy.
Bansal, who is the MP from Chandigarh, said: “By rejecting the offer of a special session to discuss the 2G spectrum, the BJP has exposed its true colours and intentions. For this they owe apology to the nation.”
“To make amends for the unprecedented loss of time in the winter session of parliament, the government offered to convene a special session for discussing the matter relating to demand of JPC on 2G Spectrum allocation. The rejection of this by BJP shows their utter contempt for democratic institutions,” Bansal said.
“They have, in fact, inflicted a murderous assault on democracy and parliament. The government has repeatedly offered to discuss the entire gamut of the issue in the parliament but the members of the BJP and other Opposition parties have been rushing to the well of the house, shouting slogans and forcing an adjournment without transacting any business,” he added.