BJP has no right to talk on moral issues: Pranab

New Delhi, Dec. 3: As the Winter Session of Parliament draws to a close, the government and the Opposition continue to blame each other for the current impasse in the two Houses that began from November 10 on the issue constituting a joint parliamentary committee on 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Hitting back at the BJP for demanding a JPC probe into 2-G spectrum allocation, the finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, on Friday said it had no right to speak on the issue as Tehelka sting operation had earlier exposed its party president taking bribe.

“People should not forget what we have seen in the earlier regime... What happened in Tehelka. How president of a national party was found taking money. It was on camera and if they talk of this corruption let them speak,” said Mr Mukherjee. He was referring to a sting operation by Tehelka during the NDA regime when BJP president Bangaru Laxman was caught on camera taking bribe.

On the other hand, parliamentary affairs minister, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, also attacked the Opposition for “persisting on its demand for JPC”.

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