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No bills until Bansal, Ashwani resign : BJP

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File photos of Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal.
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File photos of Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Setting a tough condition before the government, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said it will not allow passage of any bill in Parliament till Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resign or are removed.

The opposition party also made it clear that it will not allow the passage of the National Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill, the two key measures the government is very keen about.

At the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting chaired by L.K. Advani, it decided that party leaders would meet Speaker Meira Kumar against any move to rush through the legislations amid din.

“There is no question of participating in the proceedings of Parliament till the two ministers — Mr. Bansal and Mr. Kumar — resign or are removed... We want the National Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill to be passed after proper discussion. We will not allow their hasty passage without discussion amid din,” Deputy Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde told reporters here.

Mr. Bansal is in the eye of a storm following the arrest of his nephew by CBI in a bribery case involving key railway appointments, while Kumar is embroiled in the coalgate controversy.

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both the parties are looking for their own gains. Congress waited too long to go with this bill and bjp doesn't want to allow them to go with it to stop the congress from getting any achievement in their truly troublesome reign.

from:  niteesh singh
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 19:14 IST

The Shameless way by which the highly corrupt congress party and its
alike (SP, BSP and NCP) behaving in the Parliament is akin to Gundagardi
in akhadas. All this happening after the corruption riddled congress
party and their leadership got emboldened by the exit poll result of
winning majority in the recently held assembly election Karnataka. I just
want to ask the voters of Karnataka and its so called intellectuals and
civil society members that "Is this the change you wanted for and voted

from:  Raj Kamal Gujral
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 19:09 IST

This bill is nothing but bribing the voters just before election as
Congress did last time. Why they waited till the last minute to pass the
bill? The MNREGA and the loan waiver scheme were nothing but another
scam although Congress could bribe and fool the voters to win the last
election. Hope voters are more wise now.

from:  Vanita
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 18:37 IST

It is so sickening to observe that day after day Parliament’s
proceedings are disrupted demanding resignations and the opposition
parties defend such disruptions. I believe that opposition parties of
this Lok Sabha may have to be given a prize for wasting the maximum
number of hours!
It is reported that bill concerning levy of Goods & Service Tax (GST)
may never be introduced in near future as is case with so many other
bills which cannot be considered on account of disruptions.
If NDA is voted to power in Delhi in 2014, it may try to push the GST
bill but the Congress may then start opposing it for the very reasons
BJP has been opposing it now. Thus it is clear that we are paying a
very heavy price for lack of foresight and imprudent management of
economy by all political parties. But a major part of the blame for
all this state of affairs will of course lie with two main parties,
Congress and BJP.

from:  Narendra M Apte
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 16:20 IST

MMS has created a world record of Honesty. Sonia & congress should send
his name to Guinness book of world record.

from:  v k sarawagi
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 15:43 IST

On moral ground both of them put papers to their positon and allow the session to run smoothly instead waiting for PM or party to take final call in this matter. Both of them are senior politician and loyal to party and their responsibility to uphold the party image at this juncture of scam hunting government one after another. This is unfair if they still waiting for party highcommnad to take decision in this regard. From their side both of them would have sent their resignation papers to PM and party high command it could save their image and parties put pressure on PM and party to take a call.

Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 15:09 IST

BJP not only stalling the Parliament but th e nation as a whole and will definitely receive a befitting during 2014-polls .

from:  ds meena
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 15:03 IST
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