BJP demands resignation; Sonia defends 'Boss' Manmohan

Sonia and Manmohan
New Delhi, April 23: The main opposition party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been demanding Manmohan Singh resignation over Coalgate controversy. But it seems that the UPA "Boss" -- Prime Minister is enjoying support from his party members led by Sonia Gandhi.

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi recently snubbed BJP veteran leader LK Advani's scathing remark and openly admitted that Manmohan Singh is "the boss" of UPA.

Both Houses of the Parliament -- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, April 23 witnessed ruckus as the opposition party members raised slogan against the PM citing resignation from him. However, the Congress President dismissed the demand saying, "Let them ask".

A core Congress group in the national capital on Tuesday discussed the strategy ahead in wake of the Opposition reviving its attack on the government on the coalgate issue and bringing the Prime Minister as well under the target.

Mrs Gandhi earlier on Monday had given an indication of the aggression in Congress' response to the Opposition's charges. Addressing an alumni meet of NSU, she had asked partymen to fight back by not allowing its opponents "to get away with propagating negative impressions".

"Why should we allow our opponents to get away with propagating negative impressions? You should ask them: "what have you or your party done to change things in our country ?" I have no doubt that they have no credible answer," Gandhi had said.

BJP members rushed to the Well demanding resignation of the Prime Minister over the issue of coal block allocations. Shouting slogans, they also demanded dismissal of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar who is alleged to have vetted the CBI report to the Supreme Court.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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