"The government took all possible steps to pass the anti-corruption legislations. These legislations were listed as agenda in the Parliament. Unfortunately, the opposition parties including BJP did not allow it to be discussed," he said.
       
Narayanasamy’s statement came a day after the Union Cabinet rejected the ordinance route for the anti-corruption measures despite pressure from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for bringing such laws.
    
Narayanasamy alleged that the BJP was indulging in "double standard" on the issue of anti-graft legislations.

"Whenever government takes any step, they (BJP) stop (it). This clearly shows the double standard of BJP," said Narayanasamy, who is also the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
     
Narayanasamy, however, refused to speak much on yesterday's Cabinet meeting.

"Whatever the Cabinet decides, we have to respect that and go by that," he said.

Three bills, Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, Citizens Charter Bill and the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, related to the Ministry of Personnel could not be taken up in the Parliament session, which ended on February 21.
     
The Union Cabinet, which met on Sunday, rejected the ordinance route on the measures feeling that "full deliberations" were required in Parliament on the matter.

(Agencies)

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