New Delhi: The killing of five Indian soldiers along the LOC and Defence Minister A K Antony`s "goof-up" on it have "inflicted irreparable damage on the reputation" of the government, BJP leader LK Advani said Sunday.
He also charged the government with mishandling the Telangana issue and accused the ruling party members of creating pandemonium in Parliament due to which the current session till now has proved "utterly barren".
"Because of the mishandling of the Telangana issue, the Parliament Session has till now proved utterly barren. But a serious tragedy occurred last week on the LOC, which has inflicted irreparable damage on the reputation of this government - particularly because of the goof-up on the day of the tragedy itself by Defence Minister A K Antony," Advani said on his blog.
"If the Pak army ambushed our jawans on the LOC and killed five of them, the Indian Parliament, upset with Antony`s statement, ambushed the Defence Minister and forced him to take back his wishy-washy version of the first day, and replace it with another statement, fully reflecting the national mood of anger against Pakistan," he said.
The BJP leader said the main factor that has contributed to the total washout of the first week of Parliament is the announcement made about Telangana. Not a single day has seen transaction of either the Question Hour or any other business and the pandemonium is created principally by Congressmen belonging to Andhra, he said.
"In these forty one years of my Parliamentary life, I have never before seen any government messing up a Parliament Session so horribly as the UPA government has done this time with the current Monsoon Session," Advani said.