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BJP attacks PM, Sonia for silence on ISRO-Devas deal



New Delhi : Amid the controversy over banning of four space scientists, including former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair, from government jobs, BJP on Monday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for their “silence” on the matter and wanted the deal to be made public.

BJP also revived the corruption plank against Congress alleging UPA was “covering up” corruption cases and not even replying to querries raised in Parliament on graft.

Attacking the Prime Minister on ISRO-Devas deal, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said since ISRO was directly under his charge, Singh was required to answer questions about the deal.

“The Prime Minister needs to answer…What happened to the report of the high-level probe ordered by the Prime Minister”? she said.

She said “The Prime Minister’s Office has got a lot of things to answer especially on ISRO-Devas. The PMO has a lot of things to answer why Shunglu Committee has remainied in paper and nothing else. The PMO has to say inspite of briefing him why is Raja being questioned and why not Mr Chidambaram. The PMO is remaining silent.

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