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Rajnath demands PM statement on 'nuclear liability dilution'

September 19, 2013 18:59 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday demanded a statement from the prime minister on media reports about the government’s ‘decision’ to allow an American company to install a nuclear reactor diluting the provisions of Nuclear Liability Bill.

“Reports in the media that government would allow an American company to install a  nuclear reactor in the country by diluting provisions of the Nuclear Liability Bill and bypassing the Atomic Energy Commission, has raised concerns in the country and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh should respond to it by making a statement about the reality,” BJP president Rajnath Singh stated on Thursday afternoon.

He said if the report in the media was true, then, “It is being done under the pressure from the US.”

The BJP president who was on a two-day visit to Guwahati to work out party’s strategy for the next Lok Sabha polls vis-à-vis the northeastern states launching a scathing attack on the ‘wrong economic policy’ of the United Progressive Alliance government that has ‘ruined’ the economy of the country where even domestic investors are not willing to invest “The US dollar is on the escalator while the Rupee is in the ventilator.

“Even the domestic investors have shied away because of the wrong economic policy of the UPA government. The domestic investors are in the runway while unemployed are on the highway. The fiscal deficit and current account deficit have gone beyond control even as the trade deficit is increasing,”Rajnath said.

The criticised the UPA government for abusing constitutional institutions for covering up corruption after failing to check the same miserably.

“The files related to coal blocks allotment have gone missing and the government is yet to file an FIR. When the BJP comes to power, it will definitely prove that those files have not gone missing but have been stolen,” the BJP president said.

Regarding allegation against some BJP members of Legislative Alliance for their involvement in the communal riot in Muzaffarnagar in UP, Rajnath claimed that no BJP MLA could be involved in a communal riot as the ‘BJP does not do politics of caste, creed and religion, but strives for justice to all’.

He said that the Samajwadi Party government was to be blamed for the riot and it was a divisionary tactics to point accusing fingers at BJP MLAs. He demanded immediate action from the Centre against the Uttar Pradesh government for the riot.

K Anurag in Guwahati