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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The ruling BJP on Tuesday said it was ready for a debate on the Lalit Modi controversy and accused the Opposition of running away from it.

Addressing a press conference in Parliament House, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said if the Opposition wanted a discussion on the Vyapam scam, they must agree to discuss issues related to other states as well.

“The Congress does not know what it wants. They are running away from discussion because they know they will be exposed if the debate takes place,” Prasad said.

He said the Congress and other parties wanted a debate on Tuesday morning. “Post lunch they wanted resignation,” he said.

On the Opposition’s mention of the Vyapam scam, he said there was a general consensus that state issues are not discussed in parliament.

“Debate on Vyapam has to be with a larger consensus that other state issues will also be raised,” he said.

Prasad said issues that will be raised will range from the involvement of Congress governments in Goa and Assam in receiving bribes from an American firm, the LIC scam in Kerala, and even how Bhopal gas tragedy accused Warren Anderson and Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi left India.

Prasad’s comments came as the Rajya Sabha saw many disruptions with the Opposition first demanding a debate on the Lalit Modi issue, and later seeking the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj before the debate could take place.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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Narendra Modi Accuses Congress of Aiding Those Who Want to Weaken Army

Again, the Prime Minister said "some people" felt ashamed of shouting "Bharat Mata ki Jai"

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of aiding those who he said want to weaken the Indian Army and raising questions over the government and even the Supreme Court over Rafale fighter jets.

“Today, there are two camps in the country. One is the government that is trying to strengthen our Army. The other wants to weaken our Army at any cost,” Modi said, flagging off the 900th coach of Modern Rail Factory and a Humsafar Rake in Rae Bareli, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

“The country has been witnessing that the Congress stands by those powers who don’t want our armed forces to be strengthened,” he added, in an obvious reference to Sonia Gandhi’s son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been accusing corruption in the Rafale jet deal with France.

The Prime Minister said the country was watching “such people” who he added were “getting support of countries pitted against India”.

“What is the reason that people in Pakistan clap when some of our leaders speak?”

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Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

The Prime Minister pointedly accused the Congress of raising questions over the dignity of the Defence Ministry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Air Force, France and the Supreme Court over the purchase of Rafale jet aircraft.

“Some people only accept lies and speak lies. For them the country’s Defence Ministry, Defence Minster and Air Force officers are liars. The French government is also a liar. Now, the country’s Supreme Court is also a liar for them.

“But truth does not need ‘shringaar’ and lies will always die. The country will never forgive the Congress over its attitude towards the Army.”

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Again, the Prime Minister said “some people” felt ashamed of shouting “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.

“What kind of people are they who do not care about the country? I know that they want to abuse Modi. They want to frame Modi for corruption. But I want to know why they have put the country’s pride at stake for this? Why is national security being put on stake?” (IANS)