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BJP wants PC to step down

The Home Minister was not present in the House.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 28, 2012 1:34:01 am

The Opposition on Friday forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha twice demanding dismissal of Home Minister P Chidambaram in the wake of allegations against his son Karti’s dealings in a telecom company.

Members from the BJP,JD(U) and AIADMK stormed into the well of the House,refusing to let proceedings continue in the morning session and demanding that the minister be asked to step down. “Chidambaram has indulged in massive corruption. He should be dismissed as Home Minister immediately,” BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said. The Home Minister was not present in the House.

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy had on Thursday levelled fresh allegations against the minister,accusing him of delaying permission for the sale of Aircel to Malaysia-based Maxis in 2006 when he was Finance Minister so that his son Karti was financially benefited. Chidambaram has rejected the allegations.

The BJP members were also protesting against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the government. Raising the slogans seeking a better deal for farmers in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for wheat,they wanted the government to realise the plight of the farming community.

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