Thursday, April 15, 2010

Congress cornered in Parliament over Dantewada Massacre

Thursday, 15 April 2010 17:00
New Delhi: Breaking News! The united Opposition slammed the Congress-led UPA Government in both houses of the Parliament and alleged that the government stands divided on the anti-Naxal strategy.

There was a ruckus in the Parliament over the Dantewada Naxal attack. The BJP and other Opposition parties said that the government was under-prepared for the Dantewada-type naxal attacks.

The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha witnessed three adjournments over the Dantewada massacre. Home Minister P Chidambaram vowed to fight the Maoists and assured all help to the state governments in anti-naxal operations.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley spared Chidambaram, but slammed the Congress, saying the internal differences within the party may hinder the anti-naxal strategy.

He referred to a newspaper article, which quoted Congress Digvijay Singh criticizing P Chidambaram over his approach to the Naxal issue.

"Opposition wants to stand with the government but...we don't need a government who tries to pull down its own Home Minister. We don't want a divided government on this issue", said Jaitley.

Jaitley also took strong exception to the statement of Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who said "There is not a single Maoist in Lalgarh or West Bengal".

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