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BJP to continue to stall proceedings in Parliament: Venkaiah

Chennai(PTI): Sticking to its demand for resignation of Manmohan Singh for irregularities in coal block allocation, BJP today vowed to continue its “parliamentary tactic” of stalling proceedings and challenged the Congress to seek a fresh mandate from people.

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP M Venkaiah Naidu said his party was not demanding the resignation of Congress-led UPA government merely on the alleged “coalgate” scam but also on a “series of scams and issues,” including the 2G spectrum allocation.

“This UPA government has become a burden on the country and it should go. BJP is demanding not just the resignation of the Prime Minister, but that of the entire cabinet. This is culmination of so many scams and scandals including 2G and Adarsh Housing,” he said.
Speaking to reporters here, Naidu said the Singh-led government had also failed on the fronts of economy, agriculture and inflation.

He claimed that Congress was not in a position to face the polls as “people are waiting to teach them a lesson.”

On his party’s persistent stalling of the proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament, he said, “We do agree” that business should carry on but the goverment was “bulldozing” the opposition.

“They don’t act after a debate; don’t adhere to accountability. This Parliamentary accountability is as important as debates,” he said.

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