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BJP has a culture of avoiding discussion: UPA
Blame game and accusations continued even on third day between UPA and opposition BJP parliamentarians and the parliament had to be adjourned again with BJP members demanding the resignation of prime minister Manmohan Singh over the coal scam.

THE COALGATE sparked off a political storm for the third day in a row paralysing the function of the parliament. Rejecting the government's offer that the PM will make a statement over the issue, BJP is adamant over its demand for PM's resignation.

Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked her MPs not to be defensive as the BJP MPs have been offensive by seeking nothing less than the PM's resignation. However, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today said that she is making every effort to break the logjam for the smooth functioning of parliament. "I am trying my best in the house but there seems to be a stalemate. Let's see when we can get over it" said Meira Kumar to press outside the Parliament.

Speaker, however looked supporting both parties and believed that both parties must be having some problem that is why she is not able to meet them separately in a bid to pacify them. She also shared that parties have not rejected meeting her but they requested the speaker to have the meeting later.

On the other hand Minister of State for Parliamentary affairs, Rajeev Shukla slammed BJP for not allowing PM to explain his position in the house. "They should at-least listen to the PM, if he wants to give some statement or some clarifications then let him speak. BJP is like holding neck and decided that it will not allow to speak," said Shukla.

He also vented out his frustration saying that BJP has decided to only interrupt Parliament work which is made for speaking. They are only creating hue and cry through media but not letting anybody to speak.

However, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid termed the situation as tragic. He said that often the opposition says that government is deaf and never listens but today when they want to speak opposition is not listening. "Today the people of the country are screaming for Parliament to function but opposition is not hearing. Why they have putted ear plugs into their ears I don't know" said Khurshid.

The reason for this he mentioned is that BJP is not at tall willing to listen to the truth. "There is a truth and that is an inconvenient truth and they do not want to listen inconvenient truth," Law Minister added. He says that putting question mark on Parliament only because they don't want to listen is absolutely irresponsible and tragic.

Tourism Minister Subodhkant Sahay also alleged that it has been a culture of BJP from last 8 years not to listen to anybody and never go for any discussion. Meanwhile Janta Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari said the government is having hard time in answering the coal scam. "If you read CAG report for Delhi airport you will find it as a novel of scams. It cleared that the government which is responsible for safety of public property and money has openly looting. This is out of imagination,"Tiwari alleged in this ANI video.

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