Infuriated by logjam in Parliament, LK Advani says ‘feel like resigning’

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New Delhi | Updated: December 15, 2016 4:29:04 PM

Venting his anger over repeated disruption of Parliamentary proceedings over demonetisation, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday reportedly said, 'he feels like resigning'.

Venting his anger over repeated disruption of Parliamentary proceedings over demonetisation, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday reportedly said, 'he feels like resigning'. Venting his anger over repeated disruption of Parliamentary proceedings over demonetisation, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday reportedly said, ‘he feels like resigning’.

Venting his anger over repeated disruption of Parliamentary proceedings over demonetisation, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday reportedly said, ‘he feels like resigning’. In a rare outburst, Advani said “had Atal ji been in Parliament today, he would have been upset”, according to ANI report which quoted TMC MP Idris Ali. According to NDTV report, Advani has told BJP lawmakers, “Parliament disruptions are so disappointing that I wonder if I should resign from Lok Sabha”. He also asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to approach Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to ensure that the House should function tomorrow. His comments are likely to give a shot in the arm to the Opposition parties who have been accusing Narendra Modi government of disrupting Parliament. This days after he had blamed both the ruling and opposition benches for the deadlock, and even pulled up the Speaker and Parliamentary Affairs Minister for “not running the House”.

Remaining seated in his front seat, Advani first narrated his feelings to Union minister Smriti Irani, who in turn drew the attention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh standing nearby. Singh appeared to give a patient hearing to the veteran leader, but was seen hardly reacting. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who had earlier targeted the Opposition over the disruptions, had by then left the House. Advani was heard telling the Home Minister to convey to the Speaker that she should ensure the House runs tomorrow to have a discussion on note ban. “If it does not happen and Parliament is adjourned sine die without discussion (on demonetisation), it will be considered a washout,” he told Idris Ali (TMC) and two other BJP MPs, including Nana Patole. He was heard remarking that even today, talks should be held with the opposition, especially Congress, on ensuring a smooth debate tomorrow.

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