Govt. using Juvenile Bill to divert attention from DDCA: Azad

December 21, 2015 04:20 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 11:17 am IST - New Delhi

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad accused the government of making a “clever” attempt to defame the Opposition.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad accused the government of making a “clever” attempt to defame the Opposition.

Congress has accused government of playing “brazen mischief” by proposing to bring on Monday the unlisted Juvenile Justice Bill in Rajya Sabha, alleging it was to “defame the opposition” and divert attention from the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) issue.

“Let them not do this mischief. This is a total brazen mischief on the part of the government. This is only to divert the attention of the Opposition from raising other issues, about DDCA,” Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad said after Congress disrupted proceeding in both the Houses demanding resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for alleged graft in DDCA.

Asked if Congress will support the bill, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said, “Yes, we have said bring it tomorrow. Let them bring it tomorrow.”

Mr. Azad said he told the government at the all-party meeting to bring this Bill before the House, but it was not listed in today’s business.

“Now it is an afterthought, so that the Opposition does not rake up the issue of the Finance Minister. So they said it is OK we will bring up this Bill and pass this also. Just to defame the Opposition,” he said.

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