"Maran's continuance in the Union Cabinet is no longer justified. He must resign. The Prime Minister should see to it that the Minister - facing fresh allegations in the 2G spectrum scandal - goes. Hope the Prime Minister will take action and not wait till it is too late," said Bardhan addressing a press conference at the Maqdoom Bhavan, CPI state headquarters here.
"The probe into the 2G scandal should take into account the decisions taken during the erstwhile NDA regime as well since the first-come-first-serve policy was introduced during that period," he said stressing on the point that as the 2G scam was investigated more, more names of minister's were coming out.
"The government doesn't seem to have a policy. Yes, civil society is alright. But an amorphous civil society doesn't pass laws. The government should remember that the Bill has to be passed in Parliament. We don't know about the discussions in the drafting committee," he said criticising the UPA government for neglecting political parties in drafting the lokpal bill.
He also pointed out at the UPA government for their sudden interest in asking political parties in drafting the bill and asking them their outlook on the same.
"But, all political parties should strongly rebuff the government. It has sent us an objective-type question paper seeking answers. Is this the casual way in which you treat political parties," questioned Bardhan.
He also said that the Jan Lokpal Bill should be tabled in Parliament's next session for it to be "discussed, processed and enacted" as law.