AAP slams SG's stand on Reliance gas issue

AAP slams SG
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AAP Slams Solicitor General\'s Stand on Reliance Gas Issue, AAP criticised Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran\'s stand on filing of FIR by Delhi government in the Reliance Gas issue, saying he was speaking \"BJP\'s language\" by raising the \"unjustified bogey of federalism\" and questioned the timing of his opinion.

  • SG used the language similar to the BJP said an AAP statement
  • ‘He is the same officer, who defended the gas price hike’
  • Kejriwal had earlier registered an FIR against Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday criticised Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran's stand on filing of FIR by Delhi government in the Reliance Gas issue, saying he was speaking "BJP's language" by raising the "unjustified bogey of federalism" and questioned the timing of his opinion.

AAP Slams Solicitor General's Stand on Reliance Gas Issue

In a statement, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party also hit out at the UPA government, saying the SG's opinion was "shocking" and "clearly establishes collusion between the petroleum ministry and the Reliance Industries Limited". It wondered whether the UPA government was using him to "avoid facing the law, once it is out of power".

"What is surprising is that the SG has used the language quite similar to that of the BJP leadership in raising a false and unjustified bogey of federalism in their combined attempt to bail out the RIL and support the petroleum ministry's move to double the prices of natural gas”. "The SG's opinion raises serious questions about professional ethics also. He is the same law officer, who on April 3 tried to defend the Centre's decision to double the prices of natural gas before the Supreme Court," AAP said.

Kejriwal-led Delhi government had registered an FIR against Union Petroleum Minister Verrappa Moily and Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries for alleged irregularities in the KG basin gas pricing issue.Parasaran's opinion was sought by the Centre which is working on a way to end the controversy. In his opinion, Parasaran said the "course of action" adopted by Arvind Kejriwal government is against the federal structure of the country. But he has cautioned that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor should not take steps to get the FIR declared as "non est" (non-existent).

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