NDA to go the whole hog, demand Natwar, Sonias resignations

New Delhi, Nov 23 | Updated: Nov 24 2005, 05:30am hrs
The NDA on Wednesday decided to move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Thursday condemning the alleged receipt of money by Congress from the CIA, KGB and Iraqi oil deals, demanding registration of the CBI case on the basis of the Volcker report.

The BJP-led alliance also decided to press for the resignation of Natwar Singh as Union minister and Sonia Gandhi as chairperson of the National Advisory Council, and block smooth transaction of business in both Houses if the motion is not accepted. This is what BJP parliamentary party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra told reporters after a meeting of senior NDA leaders chaired by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

We will demand an adjournment motion condemning the sale of the country by the Congress party as substantiated by the Moynihan report, the Mitrokhin archives and the Volcker committee report, he said after the 30-minute meeting.

In the Rajya Sabha, the NDA would move a notice under rule 167 seeking a debate on the issue. Indicating that the alliance would not allow smooth functioning of both Houses, he said, We are demanding only an open debate and we will press for it till the government accepts our demand.

-PTI