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'Cong guilty of ruckus in Parliament'

punjab Updated: Feb 14, 2014 23:36 IST
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Squarely blaming the Congress for the ruckus in Parliament over the Telengana issue, cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia said carving out a new state out of an existing one involved much care, foresight and above all, the people’s will. The Congress decision, he claimed, lacked all these things, resulting in such unsavoury incidents.

He said the division of states took place during the NDA tenure as well but the process went on smoothly as consensus was evolved on the issue.

“Taking such an important decision without consensus could have been taken by none other than the Congress, and the result is before the nation. Little homework on part of the Congress could have averted the pandemonium,” he said.

Majithia said the UPA government was hell-bent on passing the bill even though it meant suspension or expulsion of its own members which was even more appalling. He said that what happened in Parliament has brought bad name to the parliamentary system and the Congress must own its responsibility for it.

“The turmoil over stalling the contentious bill has brought the popularity graph of Congress to an all-time low. It is a signal to the Congress’ decimation in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Time has come to show the Congress the way out and people will undoubtedly do so by voting in favor of Narendra Modi,” said Majithia.

Earlier, the minister inaugurated the 220 KV power sub-station at Udoke, constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crore. He also laid the foundation stone of widening of the Khajala- Bhilowal road stretch costing Rs 3 crore.