Karat slams BJP for ''dual policy'' on fighting corruption

Bangalore, Feb 13 (PTI) CPI(M) General Secretary PrakashKarat today accused the BJP of adopting a "dual policy" onfighting corruption by shielding Karnataka Chief Minister B SYeddyurappa who is "involved in nepotism".

"At the national level, BJP is demanding a JointParliamentary Committee probe into the 2G Spectrum scam whilein Karnataka its own Chief Minister is involved in corruptionand party''s National President is terming the action ofYeddyurappa as ignorance and not illegal," Karat said.

"The BJP leadership has to answer as to how it candifferentiate between corruption of 2G Spectrum andYeddyurappa being involved in corruption and nepotism," hetold reporters here.

BJP had "no credibility" to talk about corruption of anyother political party since its own leaders were involved in"illegal acts", he said.

He termed the Somasekhara Commission''s report on attackson churches in the state as "complete whitewash".

Karat alleged that the BJP had failed to protect theinterest of minorities by giving a clean chit to "thoseinvolved in the attacks and were identified".

He demanded that the UPA Government come out with a foodsecurity legislation in the wake of spiralling prices ofessential commodities.

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