Advani takes credit for Sonia's resignation
BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday sought to take credit for the resignation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi from the Lok Sabha as also Chairpersonship of the NAC.
"The course of action adopted by the Government was so outrageous that our immediate response was also very firm and this firm response has led to this sequence of events", the Leader of Opposition reacted to Gandhi's sudden announcement.
Advani said the Opposition NDA would oppose the Centre's decision to bring an ordinance for deletion of some posts from the list of office of profit in the apparent bid to "protect" Gandhi as there cannot be two standards on the issue, one for Jaya Bachchan and the other for the Congress President.
Similarly, there cannot be double standards on the issue, one for Uttar Pradesh and the other for the Centre, he said.
Advani, who was in Varanasi to visit the Sankat Mochan Temple, which was rocked by the terror attack on March 7, castigated the Centre for adjourning Parliament sine die on Wednesday in order to bring an ordinance on the issue of delisting some posts from the office of profit.
He said such a move could not have been possible if Parliament would have been in session till May.
He alleged that the decision to shorten the length of the Budget session by the Government was "unprecedented and aimed at weakening the Parliamentary and democratic institutions of our country".