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Venkaiah Naidu calls for consensus on office of profit issue

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Bangalore, Apr 1 (UNI) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu today called for a debate on the office of profit issue to arrive at a consensus to ensure that no one enjoyed double benefit.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said the office of profit issue had assumed significance as all forms of ''illogical'' arguments were witnessed. ''The Congress wanted to harm its political opponents, but it ultimately boomeranged on them,'' he claimed. Referring to the corruption charges with regard to Scorpene submarune deal, he alleged that efforts were on to cover up the issue and demanded an impartial inquiry into the political kickbacks and war rooms leakages and the arrest of foreigners involved in the issue, including middlemen.

On the Bharath Sankalpa Yatra by former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and party President Rajnath Singh, he said the Centre had expressed threat perceptions to the two leaders. ''If there was a threat perception to such democratic rights, one could imagine the threat to ordinary people,'' he noted.

He said while Mr Advani would cover ten states, spreading across 6000 km, Mr Singh would traverse through 12 states to cover 5,512 km. The yatras by the leaders would culminate on May 10, he added.

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