Opposition making issue out of non-issue on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti remarks: Minister

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Ludhiana | December 08, 2014 8:10 AM

Giriraj Singh described as "motivated and avoidable" the the uproar created by opposition parties in Rajya Sabha over the issue of Sadhvi.

Union Minister Giriraj Singh described as “motivated and avoidable” the the uproar created by opposition parties in Rajya Sabha over the issue of Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti remarks.

“The opposition parties are only creating an issue out of a non-issue even after the minister concerned had apologised,” he told reporters here.

“The present impasse in Rajya Sabha by the opposition is motivated and avoidable…opposition parties are only creating an issue out of a non-issue even after she had apologised and Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had disapproved her utterance in both the Houses of Parliament,” he said.

Referring to Congress charge that prices of fuel could further be reduced, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders should not forget that during their 10-year regime, they had never ever reduced the prices of petrol or diesel when there were fluctuations in the international prices of crude oil.

On the recent efforts of different political outfits’ to revive the old Janata Dal, he said these efforts are not based on any policy or definite programme but because of “Modi phobia”.

The Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises called upon the respective industry leaders in the state to prepare a white paper regarding their problems and suggest solutions.

He assured the industrialists that their problems would be solved. The state government would also be taken into confidence in this regard, he added.

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