BJP seeks reason for accepting Tharoor resignation

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New Delhi, Apr 20: BJP on Tuesday, Apr 20, said that it would 'compel' the Prime Minister to explain its reason for accepting Tharoor's resignation and also to disclose contents of the inquiry which prompted the decision.

"Shashi Tharoor has already made a statement in the Lok Sabha. We will see whether he comes up with an explanation today. If something comes out of his explanation, we will compel the Prime Minister to explain the reasons under which his resignation was accepted," BJP Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia said when he was asked BJP would allow Tharror to speak in the House.

In its Parliamentary Party Meeting on Tuesday, Apr 19, the BJP decided to seek explanation from the government for accepting Tharoor's resignation.

Ahluwahalia said that his party would asks the government to disclose the details of the inquiry which led to Tharoor's resignation.

"We would also like to know the contents of inquiry which made the Government accept his resignation," said Ahluwalia.

He said that Chairman of the BJP Parliamentary Party LK Advani has 'expressed satisfaction' at the performance of MPs during the second half of the Budget session which began last week.

"We believe that our first victory was to force the Government into accepting a discussion on Dantewada incident. Earlier, it was avoiding a discussion but later they succumbed to opposition"s pressure," Ahluwalia said.

He said that the BJP was like the other opposition parties to join them when it moves a cut motion against price rise.

On the party"s 'maharally" on Wednesday, Apr 21 against price rise, he said that after customary speeches at Ramlila ground, the protesters would move on to gherao Parliament House.

"We expect a large number of people to attend," he said.

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