Opposition should join Maoists: Pranab Mukherjee

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Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jan 23: The BJP expressed its shock  over Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's statement on Sunday, Jan 23. Mukherjee's statement submitted that opposition parties should join the Maoists if they have no faith in parliamentary democracy and accused the government of making parliamentary institutions redundant.

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said, “I am shocked to read the statement of Pranab, who happens to be leader of the House in Lok Sabha. Does the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) amount to not having faith in Parliamentary democracy and the Constitution?"

The BJP's and other Opposition parties strong demand to constitute JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation scam, ended the winter session in Parliament as a futile.

Referring to the Parliament deadlock Mukherjee in his statement said, “the total winter session of Parliament was lost. It proves that the opposition has no faith in parliamentary democracy. If they do not have faith in parliamentary democracy, they should join the Maoists."

Swaraj said, “the truth is that Government has more faith in the courts and the CBI. It is the government that is making the Parliamentary institutions redundant."

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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