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Gadkari bugging issue set to rock Parliament on Wednesday again

Congress is keeping up the heat on BJP over alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. (Source: Reuters) Congress is keeping up the heat on BJP over alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. (Source: Reuters)
PTI | New Delhi | Posted: July 30, 2014 8:45 pm

Congress is set to keep up the heat on BJP over alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s house with the opposition party deciding to raise it aggressively in parliament for the second consecutive day pressing for a discussion on the issue.

“We will raise it in Parliament tomorrow as well. There has to be a discussion on it, which culminates into an inquiry by a judge. We doubt that some internal agency is involved in the bugging. If a minister is being snooped, then it raises doubts that leaders of Opposition parties and other important personalities may also be facing it. That is why we say the inquiry should be done by a judge. The investigation has to be credible,” Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Azad did not rule out the possibility of Congress seeking suspension of the Question Hour on Friday to discuss it. Party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue without naming him and demanded a statement from him on the issue.

“Media says not only Mr Gadkari, Mrs Sushma Sawraj and Mr Rajnath Singh were also bugged. Complete Gujarat model is in place in Delhi also?,” Ahmed said on Twitter a day after Congress drew parallel between the bugging incident with the snooping of a woman in Gujarat when Modi was Chief Minister there.

At the AICC briefing, Ahmed said that he was surprised that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, whose ministry should have probed the matter, is saying that no such incident took place, even before an inquiry.

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