Taking a jibe at opposition, BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Tuesday defended PM Narendra Modi’s absence from Parliament in his own unique way. The singer-turned-politician said that if kids can take on the opposition, there’s no need to call the ‘father'(Narendra Modi). “When little kids can answer them, then what is the need for daddy to come,” said Supriyo. Joint opposition, led-by Congress, has been continuously halting the Parliament proceedings in demand of a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his demonetisation drive decision. Criticisng Prime Minister’s absence, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that if the former can have a time for Coldplay event and can appear on TV, why can’t he attend Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being in contemplation of the Parliament. Speaking to reporters, Yechury said that PM was obliged to participate in the discussion on demonetisation. He further accused Modi responsible for dysfunctionality of the parliament. He said that said that if the parliament was not functioning, PM was to be blamed as he is not ready to address the house due to arrogance. The senior CPI(M) leader further said that he was examining the possibilities of moving a contempt notice against the Prime Minister for refusing to answer the parliament. Both the Houses could not function on fourth consecutive day as the opposition parties continued their protest against government’s decision and prime minister’s absence from Parliament.