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Contrived majority used to adopt JPC report: BJP

Contrived majority used to adopt JPC report: BJP

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday complained that "a contrived majority" was used to adopt the controversial 2G spectrum allocations report at the JPC meeting Friday and said it would give a dissent note.

Talking to mediapersons after the Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting here, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said the report was based on "wrong facts and falsehoods".

"A contrived majority has been used unashamedly to adopt a report which is based on wrong facts, falsehoods and prejudicial findings," he said.

Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi charged Chairman P.C. Chacko of being "extremely dictatorial".

"The chairman in his behaviour once again was extremely dictatorial and dismissive of the points being suggested by large number of members in opposition. Suddenly he called for a vote," Joshi said.

"They had planned it that all their members will be present. The majority had already been contrived and therefore by a stronger majority, this report based on false facts has come," he said.

Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the adoption of report was a "black day" for democracy.

"This report is a dark day in history of free India... 2G (scam) is one of the biggest scams," said Prasad.

"They did not discuss anything, said they have to adopt the report urgently. They had not called a meeting for five months," he said.

The BJP leader said it was an attempt to save Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, and the BJP would give a "strong" dissent note in two weeks.

"The report is to save Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram. We will give a serious dissent note in which we will present the role of government in fact," he said.

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