Cong attacks ‘destructive’ Oppn for Par disruption

Last Updated: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 20:10

New Delhi: Congress on Friday attacked the
opposition led by BJP accusing them of playing a "destructive"
role by repeatedly disrupting Parliament and affecting its
integrity and said time has come for moving a privilege motion
against the entire opposition as a class for such actions.
"Time has come for any member of the House, who is
prevented from raising a question or prevented from moving in
this manner, to move a privilege motion against the entire
opposition as a class. I think the time has come that we need
to look into it," Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily
told agency outside Parliament.

Peeved at the role played by the opposition in blocking
Parliamentary proceedings, Moily said "I think the entire
country will have to seriously look into this kind of a
behaviour of the opposition, which has become not creative but

He said "this has to be condemned by everybody who is
interested in the parliamentary democracy of this country".

"The opposition has a role to play - not a destructive
role. It should be a constructive role. By blocking Parliament
as a whole, it is most undesirable. It will affect the
integrity of the Parliamentary institution," he added.
He said "you should know that you are not attacking only
the government but you are actually attacking the
parliamentary institution itself. It has come to that stage

Moily, a former Law Minister, said the nation has always
claimed that it had the best and also the largest
parliamentary democracy in the world.

"But we cannot raise our head if this kind of a behaviour
goes on," said Moily.


First Published: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 20:10

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