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LoC violence: Yashwant moves privilege notice against Antony

August 07, 2013 13:27 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday moved a breach of privilege notice against Defence Minister A K Antony, accusing him of misleading Parliament on the killing of five Indian jawans along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"It was a most laughable statement that the defence minister of India made. I have already sent my notice of breach of privilege to the Speaker. I'm going to Parliament, and I'm going to raise this issue in Parliament," Sinha said.

"Antony is not only guilty of misleading the House with his statement, but he has further compounded his guilt by getting the army's statement, which was issued before his statement, changed," he claimed.

Sinha said that the army had clearly stated that Pakistani soldiers were involved and now they have been made to retract.

"The army is on the ground, the army knows better than the prime minister and the defence minister. And the army has been forced to change its statement, it is a very serious issue. The defence minister and the government are speaking in a language which is more acceptable to Pakistan than to us," the BJP leader said.