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PM statement on Judev case today

By Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI DEC. 9. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will make a statement on the Judev cash-on-camera issue, in both Houses of Parliament tomorrow. He was to have made the statement today, but sought the Lok Sabha Speaker, Manohar Joshi's permission to postpone it by a day.

The issue has generated considerable heat in Parliament, with the Opposition making it clear from the first day of the session that it will settle for nothing less than a statement by the Prime Minister. Mr. Vajpayee could not make the statement in the first week of the winter session as he was away in Nigeria attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

This morning the Lok Sabha witnessed an animated discussion on the issue, after the Speaker announced that the Prime Minister's statement had been postponed by a day. Opposition MPs were on their feet protesting against the decision. Mani Shankar Aiyer said the House was being taken for granted. "What is the reason behind this decision, he must come and make the statement," he said.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said the Government had taken the permission of the Speaker, and promised that Mr. Vajpayee would make his statement on the issue tomorrow. "We have nothing to hide," she said. The issue subsided after Mr. Joshi said that the Government had followed the due procedure and had sought his permission for the postponement.

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