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Wikileaks Raw: Jaitley says Govt Loses Confidence to Govern

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi:  Slamming the Centre for refusing to discuss WikiLeaks’ expose on the cash-for-votes scam, Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha (upper house), today told NDTV that the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government had lost the confidence to govern the nation.

Jaitley also said that the discussion on the leaked cables was as important as the Finance Bill.  He further said that he did not understand why the government deferred the discussion on the issue.

Sounding out a warning to the government, he said, “Echoes of what is happening inside Parliament will soon be heard outside.”

His remarks came after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha after the Chair disallowed a discussion on WikiLeaks ahead of the discussion on the Finance Bill.

“I do not think heaven is going to fall if we take up the Finance Bill first. I assure you that we will have the discussion after the Finance Bill is passed. I am not making it a prestige issue,” Leader of the Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee had said.

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