Telangana row: Advani hits out at PM, Sonia over ruckus in Parliament

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 17, 2014 02:10 IST

Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi saying the Parliament has hit a new low under their rule and felt the ugly scenes witnessed in Parliament under UPA II were no less shameful that the cash-for-vote scandal of 2008.

“Dr Manmohan Singh began his tenure with a clean personal reputation. But as his decade long tenure is coming to a close, he would leave behind him a record of having presided over the most corrupt government in Independent India,” Advani wrote in his blog.

Referring to creation of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh government by Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA government ‘without even a ripple of disturbance’, the BJP veteran rued that ‘session after session has had to be adjourned” under UPA following chaos over Telangana.

Advani cited headlines of different newspapers — including Hindustan Times — on Friday morning and said, “Limits of unsavoury of unsavoury behaviour were crossed on Thursday when apart from a repeat performance of the previous day, a Congress Party MP pulled out a black pepper spray and started spraying it all around so that several MPs including Smt Sushma Swaraj had tears in her eyes, and many others were seen coughing in acute discomfort”.

“Most members were shocked one day to see as many as half- a-dozen ministers... totally disregarding the presence of the PM and Soniaji in the House, rushing into the Well and joining the ugly ruckus... when amidst shouting of slogans for and against division of Andhra Pradesh, parliamentary papers were being torn and thrown all around,” Advani said, blaming the Congress-led UPA for coalition mismanagement which led to the shocking scenario.


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