BJP not to question 'captive decision making' of Cong on Rahul

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) While the Congress is elated over the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as party General Secretary, the BJP today said it would not question the prerogative of a political party to have its own set-up as long as it did not involve public spending.

BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said his party had no objection to ''captive decision making'' of the Congress. The same cannot be held proper when it comes to incurring Rs 20,000 crore of spending on the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

The country needs to know how and where this funds will be flowing because the Finance Ministry had refused the demand for extending this sceheme to 200 additional districts when the NREGP was implemented.

Mr Prasad said the BJP condemned the closure report filed by the CBI in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in the capital involving senior Congress leader Jagadish Tytler, who was acquitted in the case.

He alleged that the premier investigative agency CBI was used as an ''instrument'' to save ''friends of the first family'' of Congress ranging from Italian fugitive Ottavio Quattrocchi to Jagdish Tytler.

When the issue figured in Parliament after Justice Nanavati Commission indicted Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and H K L Bhagat, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced a CBI inquiry into the issue promising not to spare anyone for the crime.

''We ask Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- Can you justify this acquittal?'' Mr Prasad questioned.


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