A delegation of BJP-led NDA met President Pratibha Patil to demand convening of a special session of Parliament to discuss the issue of black money and police action against Baba Ramdev and his supporters.
A delegation of NDA leaders led by BJP Parliamentary Party Chairman L K Advani met the President and handed over a memorandum demanding immediate convening of a special session of Parliament and passage of a resolution declaring the ill-gotten money stashed away abroad as national asset.The memorandum said in the special session, the opposition wants to “compel” the government to explain its “brutal action against peaceful protesters and apologise for this attack on civil liberties and democratic rights”.
The President gave them a patient hearing and assured the delegation that the memorandum will be examined and sent to the government for appropriate action.
“The President reminded that receiving a delegation and memorandum have never been a mere formality and that appropriate follow up action has always been taken,” the spokesperson said.
BJP, whose top leaders are holding a satyagraha at Rajghat here to protest the crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters, accused the government of “shielding and protecting” the corrupt.