'Govt leaked Liberhan report to divide Oppn'

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New Delhi, Nov 23: The BJP has claimed "selective leaks" of the Liberhan Commission report to the media were planned and motivated.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj claimed that the UPA government did not intend to table the full report as it indicts the then Congress government of P V Narasimha Rao.

Sushma Swaraj said, "This is a planned leak. It is a motivated leak. The first motivation for leaking the report is the unity in opposition on the sugarcane price issue which the government wanted to break. This unity would have continued on price rise and other issues."

Swaraj further alleged that the government wanted to divert attention from the opposition its plan of raising Madhu Koda and 2G Spectrum allocation scams in Parliament.

"Thirdly, the government wanted to influence the Jharkhand elections where the first phase of polling will be held on November 25," she said.

Swaraj argued that since there were just two copies of the report, one with Justice M S Liberhan and the other with the Home Ministry, if the government did not come clear on how the report was leaked, BJP would directly allege that the report was leaked by the Home Ministry.

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