New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress Thursday said the adjournment sine die of the Rajya Sabha without vote on the Lokpal bill was shameful and a sad day for democracy.
"It is shameful, a sad day for democracy. Disappointment is a mild word for it," said Trinamool MP Derek O`Brien.
The Trinamool, a constituent of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), was dead opposed to the bill`s provision on Lokayuktas in states, and feared loss of their federal autonomy under it. Trinamool had moved around 37 amendments for complete separation of the Lokayuktas from the Lokpal bill.