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Troop Movement report row: Explain, BJP tells Antony and Manmohan Singh

Kohli also attacked Tewari for “ignoring norms and traditions that have been respected for long” in revealing what was discussed in a meeting of a Parliamentary Committee.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 11, 2016 3:36 am
A K Antony (L), Manmohan Singh A K Antony (L), Manmohan Singh

A day after former union minister Manish Tewari said that The Indian Express report in 2012 about Army units moving towards Delhi without notifying the then UPA government was “true”, the BJP demanded a statement from the Congress, including from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then defence minister A K Antony.

“Congress should make it clear what is correct, what the then defence minister said in Parliament, or what Tewari claims now? If what Tewari said is true, (former) defence minister Antony has not spoken the truth in Parliament,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.

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Kohli and party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh questioned the timing of Tewari’s remark. “Why has Tewari chosen to say so now?

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It appears Congress is following a strategy, which is, while in government they had one stand and have a polar opposite stand now in opposition. On the issue of GST also, they supported it while they were in power and are now blocking it,” Kohli said.

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Singh added: “Manish Tewari is raking up an issue wherein their own government had denied that there was any coup movement. His now raising this issue throws many questions which must be answered by the Congress… We have seen in past that Congress has tried to demoralise the armed forces by raising questions on national security.”

The BJP, Singh said, “demands a statement from no one less than former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former defence minister A K Antony”.

Kohli also attacked Tewari for “ignoring norms and traditions that have been respected for long” in revealing what was discussed in a meeting of a Parliamentary Committee.

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  1. K
    Jan 11, 2016 at 1:25 am
    It is fairly evident the PDP has seen the terrible consequences as a result of partnership with BJP. The Central Government is entirely run by the PMO, and not by the parliament. The Parliament, where all matters should be discussed, hardly knows what is happening. Because, the crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai, cannot speak. The crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai, only knows how to do the drama-queen acting for the invited cheering supporters (mostly Gujjus), but he cannot speak. So the Central Government is run by the PMO, not by the Parliament. PDP has seen the result of Delhi elections, the result of Bihar elections, the result of Gujarat elections, and the result of even Madhya Pradesh elections. Most voters have deserted the BJP and the drama-queen, crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai. So PDP's future can only be with the Congress party. Congress party is sincere. No false promises like those of the crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai.
    1. J
      Jagdish Saigal
      Jan 11, 2016 at 12:13 am
      It seems Congress leaders are not in unison. Leadership seems to loosing the control of the party.
      1. M
        madan gupta
        Jan 11, 2016 at 12:15 am
        हार की डॉ से चुनाव नहीं लदा.अब मीडिया पब्लिसिटी चहा रहा है.
        1. M
          Jan 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm
          This is a drama being enacted by the MAA AUR BETA party ! The ex-minister will contibnue to speak non-sense an the COngis will go on denying it so that it stays on the news headlines and Malda riots do not get covered in the national dailies
          1. R
            R. Singh
            Jan 11, 2016 at 12:32 am
            Congi nautanki
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