New Delhi: Government today downplayed promulgation of an Ordinance to amend a law to pave the way for appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and attacked Congress for raking up the issue.
“There is no issue at all... There is no controversy at all... My friends in the opposition do not have any other issue to rake up,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.
He was responding when referred to the questions raised by Congress over the Ordinance route taken by the Modi government to appoint Misra as the earlier TRAI Act would have barred him from taking up the key post.
Contending that the earlier law had a “lacuna”, Naidu said Misra was appointed on the basis of his competence and track record.
He said the ordinance promulgated yesterday will be given the shape of a bill before Parliament in stipulated time.