Barmer (Rajasthan): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Thursday took head-on BJP’s threat of taking the coal blocks allocation issue to the streets.
She lashed out at the party for disrupting parliament over its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation and reiterated that deadlocks can be solved through debate only.
“Some people are playing politics and blocking parliament… their attitude is doing damage to the legacy of our freedom fighters. Debate in parliament can solve any issue,” said a combative Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Barmer district of Rajasthan.
Gandhi was here to inaugurate a Rs.688.65 crore lift drinking water project which aims to provide water from the Himalayas to people of 700 villages at their doorsteps in this Rajasthan district along the India-Pakistan border.
In a stern message to the BJP, Gandhi, without naming the opposition party, said it will not be allowed to continue with disrupting the parliament.
“If they think only their wish will prevail, this will not do,” she said.
Asking the BJP why it was shying away from a debate, she appealed to the party to join the debate in parliament to resolve the logjam.
The BJP has been forcing adjournments of the house since last week over its demand.
It has also sought cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report and inquiry by a special investigative team into the allocations.