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BJP threatens to stall winter session of Parliament
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 29
Provoked by the setting up of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to probe the "cases of corruption" of the NDA government, the Bharatiya Janata Party today warned the UPA government that the coming winter session of Parliament would be stalled as "destructive government" cannot expect "constructive opposition".

BJP Vice President and spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said while the government was welcome to launch an enquiry by an "appropriate" agency into any of the matter related to the NDA regime, the setting up of a GoM was patently wrong as the Ministers were not supposed to make enquiries.

Mr Naqvi attacked UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi without naming her when he said the Manmohan Singh government, born out of hypocrisy and falsehood, has inherited a legacy of negative thinking from its "leadership".

Because of the negative thinking, the Congress-led UPA government has not so far been able to achieve anything constructive and worthwhile, the spokesman said and added that Mrs Gandhi and the Left were responsible for it.

The first session of Parliament was stalled because the UPA government decided to change Governors appointed by the NDA and the presence of tainted ministers, the spokesman pointed out.

The second session of Parliament could not transact much of business as the government decided to remove the plaque carrying quotations of Veer Savarkar from Andaman Cellular Jail and arrest of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti on the issue of hoisting national flag, he said.

Noting that the NDA has made it clear that it wanted Parliament to function, Mr Naqvi put the onus on the government saying that such "provocatory" steps would not help.

Accusing the government and Congress of suffering from a "BJP-RSS phobia", Mr Naqvi said that UPA Ministers are "scared of the BJP, NDA and RSS".

Mr Naqvi said the government has not been able to achieve anything during its "127" days in power.

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