PM Narendra Modi's arrogance not letting Parliament function: Congress
Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's `arrogance` is responsible for disruption of Parliament session.
New Delhi: Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's `arrogance` is responsible for disruption of Parliament session.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the Rajya Sabha MP said that arrogance of PM Modi is not letting Parliament to function.
Trying to corner the BJP over 'Lalitgate' row, Sharma accused the ruling party of not practising what they preach when it comes to probity.
While rejecting the government's demand of debate on 'Lalitgate' row, the Congress MP said, “We want accountability to be fixed for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and not just a discussion.”
Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were paralysed for the second straight day today as the Opposition forced four adjournments by creating uproar over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh.
The government, while ruling out any resignation, challenged to the Opposition for a debate.
In the Lower House, members of Congress and Left protested vociferously demanding ouster of Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in connection with the row involving Lalit Modi, former IPL chairman.
Members of the RJD and NCP were also seen supporting the opposition demand.
The placards, carried by Congress members, read 'Bade Modi meherban, to chhote Modi pehelwan' (a Hindi idiom meaning that a small person is strong if supported by a powerful person) and 'PM chuppi todo' (PM, break your silence), Modi ji 56 inch dikhao, Sushma, Raje ko turant hatao (Show your 56 inch chest by removing Swaraj and Raje).
While PM Modi was not present in the House, Swaraj was sitting in the front row along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.