Will stall budget session for JPC, Bhardwaj’s recall: BJP


Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it would stall the coming budget session of parliament over the demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe in the 2G scam and to force the recall of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj who is behaving like a “Congress agent”.

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“The impasse is not over as the government has not accepted the opposition’s demand for a JPC probe in the allocation of 2G spectrum scam. We will continue to do (stall parliament) as we want action,” party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.

“If the prime minister is ready to appear before the Public Accounts Committee, then why not before the JPC,” he asked.

He alleged that former communications minister A. Raja, who is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his role in improper allocation of spectrum to telecom companies, is going scot-free as Congress and DMK are allies.

Javadekar said in Karnataka, Governor Bharadwaj is acting like an agent of Congress party and demanded his immediate recall by the central government.

Bharadwaj Friday created a political storm in Karnataka by sanctioning prosecution of BJP Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on land scam.

Javadekar said BJP MPs from Karnataka will meet President Pratibha Patil Jan 24 and press for Bhardwaj’s immediate recall.

On the issue of black money stashed by Indians in foreign banks, Javadekar said the Congress government is interested in protecting the offenders.

He said the amount stashed away is around Rs.20 trillion (Rs.20 lakh crore) which is nearly half of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and three year’s budget.

Referring to BJP’s plans of hoisting the national tricolour at Srinagar on Republic Day (Jan 26), he wondered why there should be opposition from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah instead of support.