New Delhi: BJP today strongly condemned the behaviour of Congress members in Rajya Sabha for raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for not allowing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack and demanded Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to apologise to people of the country.
The party also accused Congress of not being serious about the security of 125 crore Indians and for keeping its "petty politics" above the issue of security.
"BJP strongly condemns the behaviour of Congress members in Rajya Sabha. The Congress members ignored to debate the issue of national security and raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is not just against the dignity of Parliament but also an insult to the 125 crore Indians," a statement from the party said.
BJP said while security forces were fighting terrorists in Gurdaspur, Congress members in Parliament were resorting to sloganeering holding placards in their hands.
"It seems Congress is not serious about the security of 125 crore Indians. For Congress, politics is more important than national security.
"Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the people of the country for such irrresponsible, unparliamentary and undemocratic attitude of Congress members," the statement said.
The party said while Home Minister tried to send a strong message to Pakistan through his statement, "to achieve their petty political goals, Congress members did not allow the House to function".
It said while Singh was trying to give information to the entire country on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack, Congress members created uproar and tried to disrupt the House.
The statement said even Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien said this was not a political issue and the issue pertained to the terrorist attack, but despite that Congress members continued to raise slogans.
"Such conduct by Congress members is condemnable," it said, adding that such 'undemocratic' behaviour of Congress members was seen in Lok Sabha too when the Gurdaspur terrorist attack took place.