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PM dares Jaswant again

August 01, 2006 14:24 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata party leader Jaswant Singh Tuesday found himself at the receiving end in the Rajya Sabha with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to name the 'mole' in the Prime Minister's Office during Narasimha Rao's regime who "leaked" nuclear secrets to the US.

"The honourable member should answer the simple question. Who is the mole and why is he shying away from that," the prime minister asked him during an acrimonious debate on the issue.

In the midst of heated exchanges between the treasury and opposition benches, Jaswant Singh said he was trying to establish the centrality of the US efforts to "control, curb and put in tight wrap India's nuclear programme".

This sparked off another bout of protests from the ruling side which said the BJP leader's comments had no relevance to the 'mole' issue and he was not naming the person. Jaswant Singh said he was trying to answer all queries if members exercise patience.



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Sub: Jaswant Thamasha

What is the difference between Jaswant and those indulging in Bombay Scare! If those spreading false information can be hauled up and punished, why not ...


Posted by T.P. Viswanathan





Sub: Mole in the hole - continued...

Sorry guys, I ran out of space. So, anyway... It is clear that Mr. Jaswant Singh cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt, who the Mole in ...


Posted by Neil





Sub: The mole in the hole

This strengthens my belief that Indian beureaucratic politicians are gutless rats, who only think of their own selfish objectives, and give a damn about the ...


Posted by Neil





Sub: PM dares Jaswant again

No need to mockfight! The Dr should now show that he can also act. So far it is not clear whether he is capable of ...


Posted by ak basu





Sub: Mole in PMO

Why this dilly-dallying by Jaswant Singhji? He took no action when he was in the Cabinet and didn't(or did he?) inform his PM about the ...


Posted by Venugopal




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