New Delhi, September 4:
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today called for the â€œimmediate resignationâ€ of the Congress-led UPA government for â€œmisleadingâ€ the nation on the India-US nuclear deal and said it would move a privilege motion in parliament if the demand was not met.
Addressing a press meet, former foreign minister Yashwant Singh said: â€œThe UPA government should resign immediately.â€ â€œIf it fails to do so, we want parliament to be called immediately, perhaps in a weekâ€™s time so that the privilege motion can be moved against the government,â€ he added.
The BJP leader referred to a report that appeared in the Washington Post quoting a letter from the US State Department to the US Congress in which it said all nuclear commerce with India would be halted if it conducted a nuclear test.
â€œThis and other facts were hidden by the government. If they were revealed before the trust vote, the government would have been defeated,â€ he said.