An upset LK Advani “feels like resigning” over Parliament gridlock

BJP MP and member of the party’s Marg Darshak Mandal LK Advani today again expressed disappointment with the frequent disruptions in Parliament, saying he was so upset that he “felt like resigning”



Photo by Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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NH Political Bureau

Bharatiya Janata Party MP and member of the party’s Marg Darshak Mandal LK Advani today again expressed disappointment with the repeated disruptions in Parliament due to clashes between the Government and Opposition, saying he was so upset that he “felt like resigning”.


The veteran BJP leader was speaking after the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the entire day yet again, on the penultimate day of a Winter Session which has seen very little business accomplished. Members from both treasury and Opposition benches resorted to high decibel sloganeering soon after the House condoled the death of two former members. A belligerent Opposition, including members from the Congress, TMC and Left parties, raised slogans demanding discussion on the demonetisation issue. Seeking to counter them, members from the Treasury benches were on their feet waving copies of a newspaper on reports that some people in the erstwhile UPA regime allegedly received money in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal. With her requests asking members not to display papers in the House going unheard, a peeved Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that such actions are very bad.


Advani reportedly lamented that had former BJP Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee been in Parliament today, he too would have been upset, adding that whoever may win or lose amid all the commotion, Parliament was the ultimate loser. The veteran leader said “let there be discussion for a day”, with both Government and Opposition meeting with the Speaker to enable a debate on the last day of Parliament.


With PTI inputs.

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