'LK Advani upset over washout of Winter Session, feels like resigning as MP'
As the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly after noon, LK Advani remained seated in the house even as other members slowly left.
New Delhi: Trinamool Congerss MP Idris Ali on Thursday said that senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani is upset with repeated disruptions in Parliament during the Winter session and feels like resigning.
Speaking to the media outside Parliament, the TMC leader said, "When I met Advani ji and enquired about his health, the senior BJP patriarch said my health is fine but the health of Parliament is not.”
“What is going on, I have never seen this kind of scenario in Parliament, the Houses should discuss, I feel like resigning" Ali quoted Advani as saying.
With protests continuing to stall Parliament, Advani today asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intervene.
As the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly after noon, Advani remained seated in the house even as other members slowly left. Advani was approached by Idris Ali of the Trinamool Congress.
Advani told three MPs, including Nana Patole from the Bharatiya Janata Party, that the now ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have been very sad to witness the state of affairs.
The BJP leader said the ruling and opposition leaders should meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the house should debate demonetisation at least on Friday, the last day of the winter session.
"If the situation is the same on the last day as well, Parliament will be slandered.
"Such a thing has never happened in the House of Commons... adjourned for no reason. I feel ashamed," he said.
Ali complained to Advani that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was not being allowed to speak.
Advani countered: "Don't take any person's name. The issue is that Parliament should discuss the matter."