BJP scoffs at Gandhis five-point agenda

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday scoffed at the Government`s plan to let a GoM deal with the issue of corruption in the framework of five-point agenda outlined by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and said if the ruling coalition was serious it should set up a JPC.

"If the Congress` conscience has awoken to tackle corruption, then it should set up a JPC on the 2G spectrum issue, let CBI function independently and remove the tainted Central Vigilance Commissioner," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said here.

He said Congress President Sonia Gandhi outlining the agenda to tackle corruption will not suffice and the UPA has to take more convincing steps to get rid of the scourge.

The Group of Ministers, which is expected to be headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, is likely to include Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and Law Minister Veerappa Moily.

The GoM will devise a roadmap for implementing the action plan outlined by Gandhi at the AICC Plenary here last month to battle corruption.

"Let them fulfil the promise they made of retrieving money stashed away in Swiss banks within 100 days of coming to power for the second term", the BJP leader said.

He also saw corruption as the main reason behind inflation and said onions from Pakistan that were stuck in docks should be released for public consumption.

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