CPI(M) Rejects BJP’s Offer Of A Parliamentary Debate Over Scams

The CPI(M) rejected the NDA’s offer to hold a debate over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam in parliament.

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Sitaram Yechury before the parliament’s monsoon session began. (Photo: PTI)

Reminding the government of its stance during the 2G scam in 2010, CPI(M) today rejected the  BJP’s offer of a parliamentary debate on the Lalit Modi controversy.

Debate in Parliament is no substitute for investigation and for a fair investigation. Swaraj and Raje should resign.
— Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI(M)

He also stressed on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s resignation over Vyapam scam.

Vyapam is a serious scam. CM should not remain in office till the probe is over.
— Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI(M)

The winter session of the parliament in 2010 was a complete wash-out as the BJP-led opposition had forced repeated adjournments.

The then opposition party had an investigation launched and Telecom Minister, A Raja, had to resign.

Amid the disruptions of the Rajya Sabha proceedings, BJP leader Arun Jaitley offered an immediate discussion and said Swaraj could make a statement on the issue.

If you are willing for a debate, then why not for an investigation? Discussion in Parliament cannot replace investigation. Investigation agency is the creation of the Parliament.
— Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI(M)

Drawing a parallel between the 2G and Lalit Modi case, Yechury said that during the former, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was silent and currently the PM is also maintaining silence over the whole issue.

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