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Congress attacks BJP over Radia issue

Dec 25, 2010 11:40 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament was washed out, as the Congress was snowed in by the BJP-led call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee in the 2G spectrum scam. But now even the forthcoming budget session is in danger and this time the BJP might be on the backfoot. Charges have been leveled against BJP Party president Nitin Gadkari and senior leader Ananth Kumar that the two allegedly helped Nira Radia get a helicopter deal from the Governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

BJP leader, Nitin Gadkari said, "It is all false, I have not seen her or met her ever."

Feeling the heat on corruption and the BJP's rejection of all proposals for a Parliamentary debate on the JPC, the last by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the CNN-IBN event last week, a cornered Congress is in no mood to let this issue die. Launching a no holds barred attack on the BJP, the Congress demanded an answer from the BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar and dared the party to take an action against its own.

BJP's campaign against corruption could suffer a setback with the allegations against its central leadership. The LEFT has already distanced itself from NDA accusing it of double standards on corruption as it has failed to take any action against Karnataka Chief Minister. How the events unfold in the next two months, will decide how united the Opposition is in the crucial budget session.

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