Anguished Advani pours his heart out on Parliament logjam
स्रोत: News Bharati English      तारीख: 15-Dec-2016

New Delhi, Dec 15: As no one paid any heed to his emotional appeal to allow the Parliament to function, a visibly anguished BJP Veteran Lal Krishna Advani today poured out his displeasure over continuous disruptions in the House.

It may be recalled that the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to adjourn the Lok Sabha following the adamant posture adopted by the slogan-shouting Opposition led by the Congress MPs, for the day on Thursday. Tomorrow is the last day of the winter session. If the House does not sit and conduct business on Friday, then the entire session would go waste costing crores of public exchequer.

Expressing his angst Advani on Thursday said he felt like resigning from the Parliament as there seems to be no end to the present disruptive tendency of the members. According to reports he had opened his mind with BJP Mp Nana Patole that party’s most veteran leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have been very unhappy to see such a sorry state of affairs.

As the Speaker announced adjourning the House around 12.30 pm, the BJP veteran preferred to remain seated even as the other members left slowly. When Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali approached him and enquired about his health, Advani said, “My health is fine but the health of the Parliament is not”.

The former Deputy PM and Home Minister suggested that the ruling and opposition members should have a meeting with the Speaker to sort out the logjam and have a meaningful debate on the important issue of demonetization at least on the last day of the winter session.  

Earlier, Advani on December 7 had castigated Speaker and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar for their inability to run the House in order.