New Delhi: Amid a controversy over the Prime Minister distancing himself from draft guidelines issued by the Finance Ministry on General Anti-Avoidance Rules, BJP raised questions on the review of the decision and sought an open debate on the issue.

BJP also said that the review of the decisions taken by outgoing Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee indicates that either he did not listen to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Singh did not have idea that these decisions were having the desired effect on economy.

"Now soon after assuming charge of Finance, the Prime Minister has started review of the decisions taken by Finance Minister. PMO has given such indications that there is a need for changes in the present policy. Not even 24 hours have passed that the Finance Minister left his chair, the chair is still hot, he (Singh) has started review and changes," BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said.

He demanded that the Prime Minister should spell out clearly the policy he intends to pursue for recovery of the country's economy and BJP will then decide on how to support.

Joshi, however, said that BJP was not an "obstructionist" and would offer constructive support to the government once the policies are spelt out clearly.

"We demand that the PM should come out quickly with a road-map or else we will be forced to think that the PM was not happy and was dissatisfied with the policies of the Finance Minister. That is why he was made a Presidential candidate... He was not listening to him and that is why this has been found a way to ease him out of the Cabinet. There are a lot of doubts and questions in the minds of the people," Joshi said.

On General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), he said the party was opposed to bringing it with retrospective effect. "We had opposed it in the Parliament...Why did you not think then and why now?" he wondered.


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