'Chidambaram was ready with response on BJYM lathi-charge'

P K Bansal
New Delhi, Aug 11: Home Minister P Chidambaram, the target of the Opposition's attack in Parliament, was on Aug 10 ready to respond on the issue of baton charge on BJP youth wing activists. Official sources regretted that even when the Home Minister was ready for reply, the BJP chose to disrupt Parliament.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal attacked the Opposition for disrupting Parliament on frivolous grounds. "At present, we only want to appeal to the opposition again please come to the House now. Don't stall the House. Don't make it a regular practice. We had enough of it. If there is a reason, please tell us, we will address those reasons," he said.

BJP has been vociferously demanding Chidambaram's resignation over "police brutality" on its youth wing workers who were baton charged on Aug 10.

Holding Chidambaram responsible for the Aug 10 lathi-charge on Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha members, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said this was the third repression in Delhi alone since he took over as Home Minister.

"Till now we were demanding his resignation on corruption (his alleged role in 2G scam), but now we want him to resign for this atrocity," she said.

Swaraj listed as the other two incidents of "repression" -- the beating up of BJP youth wing workers by the police while they were protesting against a seminar held by Kashmiri separatists in the capital and the crackdown on Yoga guru Ramdev's supporters at Ramlila grounds.


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