Source: News Bharati English17 Nov 2016 20:37:14
New Delhi, Nov 17: Objecting the remarks made by Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha over the comparison of Uri attack with demonetization government sought unconditional apology from Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The remarks were made during the discussion in Rajya Sabha on the subject of demonetization where he compared the deaths of soldiers in the Uri terror attack with that of people standing in queues outside banks and ATMs post demonetisation.
Calling Azad’s remarks as "anti-national" BJP has asked congress party not only to condemns but also sought a clarification from the apex leadership of Congress
Speaking to the media Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidusaid, "I was really shocked and surprised by the remarks of Azad. This is not only unfortunate but an insult to the nation and also of our martyrs," He further added that what is most unfortunate is that Azad has refused to budge from his stand.
Earlier during Rajya Sabha debate on the issue of demonetisation Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Demonetisation is causing immense problems to people, and 40 persons have died. Not half of this number died from Pakistani terrorism in Uri, and double the figure has died due to the wrong policies of the government."
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar sought an unconditional apology from Azad, saying he has gone "beyond the Laxman Rekha". Surprised by Azad’s the Kumar said that he never expected such a remark from a seasoned politician like Azad. "He should unconditionally apologize to the nation and also to the Parliament," Kumar said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also slammed Azad's remarks during proceedings of parliament. Subsequently the marks made by Ghulam Nabi Azad were expunged from the records parliament.