New Delhi: Put off by the vociferous protests
in the Lok Sabha by AIADMK members over 2G Spectrum allocation
issue, an agitated Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday
found it "disgusting" that some members were derailing the
Faced with protests from AIADMK, which has nine members in
the Lok Sabha, as well as some from other opposition parties,
when he rose to present the Finance Bill, Mukherjee said,
"Only ten members are holding a House of 543. This is not
fair". This is "disgusting", he quipped.
A visibly angry Mukherjee, who is also the Leader of the
House, said, "Most respectfully, I ask you to go back to your
"By tomorrow, we hope to wind up the third leg of the
Finance Bill and thereafter the Government will inform you
(about discussion on issues raised in the House). There is
time, please have some patience," he said.
The issues include 2G Spectrum allocation, telephone
tapping and IPL controversy.
"On all these issues we will have the opportunity of
discussing with various political parties. Either the Prime
Minister or I will come to the House. But, this will be done
after the Finance Bill is passed," he said.
As opposition members, particularly those from AIADMK,
trooped into the well demanding an assurance from the
Government on the Spectrum issue, Mukherjee said, "I am not
running away from the House. The session is there till May
7, there is time."