Nandigram: NDA asks Parliament to send JPC probe
New Delhi, Mar 15: The NDA today condemned the Nandigram killings and compared the massacre to Jallianwala Bagh incident, saying they will move a resolution in Parliament against the ''well-orchestrated attack on farmers by the Left Front government in West Bengal.
The NDA leaders, who met at the chambers of Leader of Opposition L K Advani in the Parliament House, decided to demand that the Presiding officers of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha send a Joint Parliamentary Committee to visit the spot and probe the incident.
The Centre should direct the WB government to withdraw the Nandigram notification under Article 355 of the Constitution, BJP Spokesperson Sushma Swaraj told reporters.
She said the Parliamentarians had demanded deployment of Central forces in the troubled area as the CPI-M was ''organising beating and killing of protesting farmers using its cadres in uniform.'' The Jallianwala Bagh killings had taken place under foreign rulers but the Nandigram killings under self rule was most condemnable, she remarked.
The decision to convene an NDA meeting was taken late last night.