BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha stated on Friday that he was in favor of setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into alleged financial irregularities in the Rafale deal, a vehement demand by the opposition parties led by the Congress.
Deploring the pandemonium in Parliament over the matter, the actor-turned-politician, who represents Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, said: “By suppressing the truth we complicate matters, leading to heated arguments”.
“Today, the scenario in Parliament was very complicated for people. Day by day it’s getting worse. When we have nothing to hide and are not guilty…..but by suppressing the truth we complicate issues leading to heated arguments and cross chair fire,” Mr. Sinha tweeted.
Pointing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he did not mention by name but by the honorific “Sir” in his trademark style, Mr. Sinha said in another tweet, “Why not nip this in the bud right in the beginning and listen to wise people and give the matter to JPC. After all, honesty and transparency must go together. Jai Hind!”
The former Union minister has, for quite some time, been critical of the government as well as the BJP leadership on a number of occasions.