Lalitgate will wash out monsoon session: CPI(M)

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on July 01, 2015

Sitaram Yechury at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday - Photo: SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY

The CPI(M) expects a washout of the Monsoon session of Parliament, said party leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday, recalling how not a single business was transacted during the Winter session in 2010, when the UPA was in power.

Yechury spoke to reporters during an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps here. Making it clear that the resignations of ministers, against whom charges of impropriety is levelled, cannot be a bargaining point to pass legislations, Yechury said the Centre is trying to brazen out the allegations.

The UPA too had ridiculed the Opposition’s demand for a fair probe into the 2G scam, removing A Raja as a minister, he said. “The government should constitute a thorough enquiry into the issue and the ministers should resign from their posts till the probe is over,” he said.

Yechury further said the Left parties will work together with other opposition parties on the issue in Parliament. The Rajya Sabha MP said since the opposition parties have together targeted the government on Lalitgate, disruptions are likely till a fair probe is announced on the controversies.

Voicing concern about the growth of the BJP in Kerala, he said his party’s State unit is examining the causes of defeat in the Aruvikkara by-poll. “This is a very ominous development in Kerala. It is a development that reflects the communalisation of the Kerala electorate. Kerala remains country's most literate State, its electorate being the most conscious in the country. If in a State like that you have positive swing towards BJP...then it is a doubly serious matter,” he said.

Published on July 01, 2015

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