BJP to let Finance Bill be passed Tuesday

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday said they will allow the Finance Bill 2013-14 to be passed in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, as they did not want a “constitutional crisis” to arise.

“We are a responsible opposition and we do not want a constitutional crisis to arise. So we will let the Finance Bill pass in Lok Sabha tomorrow (Tuesday), though our protest continues,” BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.

He, however, did not disclose what would be the exact method for the main opposition party to allow the Finance Bill to be passed while the main opposition continues its protest.

“Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj will make a statement in the Lok Sabha tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon and she would clear the party’s stand there,” he said.

Party sources said the BJP members will not be shouting slogans, as it has been since past few days, when the Finance Bill is passed.

“We will not be shouting slogans when the Finance Bill is passed,” said a party leader.

Asked if the party will walk out, he said: “We may.”

Javadekar slammed the ruling Congress for being non-serious about government work.

“The government did not even remember it had to get the Finance Bill passed before April 30, and had scheduled it for May 6. When they realised the bill had to passed in Lok Sabha by April 30, Kamal Nath asked Sushma Swaraj for a meeting. It was she who suggested that it should be an all-party meeting,” he said.

“We are sticking to our demand that the law minister (Ashwani Kumar) and prime minister (Manmohan Singh) should resign,” he added.

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