Govt denies striking deal with BJP for n-Bill support

Stung by taunts from the Left,Samajwadi Party and the RJD,the government on Thursday rejected the charge of having struck a deal with BJP...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 20, 2010 4:16 am

Refutes charge by RJD,LJP that Modi is being bailed out in Sohrabuddin case for BJP’s support on n-Bill

Stung by taunts from the Left,Samajwadi Party and the RJD,the government on Thursday rejected the charge of having struck a deal with BJP to obtain its support for the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in exchange for a clean chit from the CBI for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

“The Government of India is not interfering in the case,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said during question hour as RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav raised slogans alleging a quid pro quo between the Congress and the BJP.

The CBI,Bansal maintained,was investigating the Soharabuddin case on the directives of the Supreme Court and the government had no role in it. He said Lalu was making the allegation on the basis of a newspaper report,which had already been denied by the CBI.

Amidst uproarious scenes,the Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned thrice on Thursday after Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan and some Rashtriya Janata Dal members stormed into the well of the House raising the issue of the CBI giving a clean chit to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the Sohrabuddin case.

Observing that the Zero hour was over,P J Kurien,who was presiding over the House,did not Paswan raise the matter. However,the MPs sat on a dharna and raised slogans suggesting that the government and the BJP had struck a deal.

While Kurien asked Paswan to submit a fresh notice,Paswan and the RJD MPs continued with their protest.

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