Non-NDA parties oppose move to boycott PC

New Delhi: NDA`s decision to boycott Home Minister P Chidambaram in Parliament has not found favour with any other party with CPI-M, CPI, RLD and RJD categorically opposing the move. "We have never targeted individuals or have favoured boycott of anyone. Our target is only the policies or acts of omission and commission," CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury

CPI also said that while the entire Opposition was united on the issue of price rise, it did not support NDA`s decision to boycott Chidambaram on 2G issue. "We are not for boycott of any minister…. There are no made for each other propositions in politics. We know who P Chidambaram is. We will expose him inside and outside Parliament," CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta told reporters.

Denouncing the NDA decision, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said in Lok Sabha, "This is too much. We will not accept that the Home Minister will not be allowed to speak in the name of boycott."

RLD chief Ajit Singh was of the view that this was "no way to raise an issue" especially when the matter was sub- judice. "Such matters should be debated on floor of the House under established practices and procedures," Singh said.

Earlier in the morning before the session began, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there was no case for NDA`s call to boycott the Home Minister in Parliament and hoped the opposition political parties would desist from any such move.

Addressing media persons in afternoon, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, however, stressed that his party did not want to create any logjam in Parliament and that it had decided to boycott only the Home Minister and not the government.