New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his gratitude towards Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for his efforts to break the logjam in the Parliament.
While addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary meet today, PM Modi said that some people are misusing Parliament to stop the pace of country's growth.
While heaping praise on political parties, which are in favour of ending logjam in Parliament, PM Modi especially named SP chief and hailed his efforts to end the ongoing deadlock.
PM's reaction came a day after the Samajwadi Party signalled breaking of ranks with the Congress over the protests in Parliament.
SP chief, at a meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, told Congress leaders to spell out their demand for breaking the logjam in the House, allow the minister concerned and the government to answer their allegations and end the matter through debate.
Adopting an aggressive stand on the continued logjam, Yadav said the deadlock should be broken and those making allegations and those against whom charges are made have a right to speak in Parliament and explain their position before the people of the country and the disruption should end.
According to sources, Yadav said the Samajwadi Party wants the house to function and it won't support the Congress protests.
He also said the house cannot function according to the whims and fancies of the Congress leadership.
Congress sarcastically dubbed SP supremo as 'Khudai Khidmatgar', which implies that a person is more loyal than the king himself, for breaking ranks with the opposition which has been agitating in Parliament over the Lalit Modi row and the Vyapam scam.
'Khudai Khidmatgar' literally means "servant of god" but if used sarcastically, it implies criticism that the person is more loyal than the king himself.