I Feel Like Resigning, Says Advani Over Parliament Disruptions

Swarajya Staff

Dec 15, 2016, 02:13 PM | Updated 02:12 PM IST

File picture: L.K. Advani ( PRAKASH
File picture: L.K. Advani ( PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/GettyImages 

Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said he feels like resigning from Parliament because of unending disruptions in both houses. He told three MPs, including Nana Patole from the Bharatiya Janata Party, that the now ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have been very sad to witness the state of affairs.

As the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly after noon, Advani remained seated in the house even as other members slowly left. Advani was approached by Idris Ali of the Trinamool Congress. Ali later told reporters that when he asked if Advani was feeling healthy, the former Deputy Prime Minister sighed: "My health is fine but the health of Parliament is not.

The BJP leader said the ruling and opposition leaders should meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the house should debate demonetisation at least on Friday, the last day of the winter session. On December 7, after similar disruptions, Advani remarked that neither Speaker Sumitra Mahajan nor Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar appeared to be running the house.

With inputs from IANS

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