Advani lashes out at Centre, Oppn over Parliament logjam
Lal Krishna Advani demanded that action should be initiated against those lawmakers responsible for the continued deadlock in both the houses. He also demanded that there should be a cut in their salaries for their adamant attitude.india Updated: Dec 07, 2016 17:28 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani has expressed his ire over the repeated disruptions in Parliament post the government’s demonetisation drive while holding both the ruling dispensation as well as the opposition responsible for the deadlock.
Advani, who put forth his concerns before parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar, said both the government and opposition benches are party to the repeated disruptions in the parliament.
He demanded that action should be initiated against those lawmakers responsible for the continued deadlock in both the houses. He also demanded that there should be a cut in their salaries for their adamant attitude.
The BJP veteran asked the government to find a way out or ensure that Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan asks the protesting lawmakers to leave the parliament.
Kumar later met minister of state for parliamentary affair S.S. Ahluwalia to chalk out the future course of action in parliament. Union Information and Broadcasting minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was also present in the meeting.
Advani’s outburst came as the demonetisation issue today continued to disrupt proceedings in the parliament.
Since the beginning of winter session of the parliament, the opposition has been demanding a debate on demonetisation along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s participation in the same.
First Published: Dec 07, 2016 17:28 IST