PM should sack Khurshid: BJP
Posted on: 05:15 PM IST Feb 13, 2012
New Delhi: Questioning the PMO's 'silence' on the controversy involving Law Minister Salman Kurshid, the BJP on Monday said the Prime Minister should sack the minister without delay as he is still unrepentant.
"Practically, even after a week Salman Kurshid is unrepentant and is actually defiant. This is an example of votebank politics, communal politics, corrupt politics that denigrates all constitutional authority," BJP spokespersonPrakash Javadekar said, adding the episode had "fully exposed" the Congress.
The BJP demanded that Kurshid should resign immediately and if he fails to do so, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should sack him forthwith.
"Kurshid cannot continue as Law Minister and make a mockery of law. We will continue to oppose this vociferously," Javadekar said.
The opposition party also took a dig at the Prime Minister's Office for "not taking action against erring ministers".
"The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is in silent mode. It kept defending A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran for as long as one year.
"It is now protecting Home Minister P Chidambaram," Javadekar said.
Condemning the utterances of Kurshid and his "adamant" attitude, the BJP said, "Nobody expects that Congress will do any justice.. .. It has insulted the constitutional bodies. Congress is playing dirty politics for political gains."
The BJP insisted that if Kurshid feels so strongly about the reservation issue, he should quit the Union Cabinet and then raise the issue.