First time House disrupted for something in court, says Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu said he had read reports the court had referred to a “fraudulent flavour’’ and criminality in the National Herald transaction.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 9, 2015 3:01 am
Venkaiah Naidu, mamata banerjee, sonia rahul, sonia national herald case, national herald case, national herald news, india news, delhi news Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu charged the Congress with an onslaught on the independence of the judiciary. He also sought to know of the Congress if its protests were designed to block the passage of the GST bill.

“What is Congress agitating for?” Naidu said, asking also if it could get a parliamentary remedy for something that had happened during a judicial process. “It is for the first time in the country that Parliament is being disrupted for something that has happened in a court of law,” Naidu told reporters.

“Are they (Congress leaders) expecting the government to interfere in the working of the court?” He said it was surprising that the Congress was calling it political vendetta, which amounted to attributing political motives to the judiciary. Naidu underlined the case was filed by Subramanian Swamy in 2012, when he was not in the BJP and the UPA was in power.

Naidu said he had read reports the court had referred to a “fraudulent flavour’’ and criminality in the National Herald transaction. “If the Congress and its leadership are rattled by these observations, they should answer them in the right forum of judiciary,” he added. However, he felt, “it is very puzzling that the Congress, which has so much experience in governance both at Centre and in states, has stooped so low that it has disrupted Parliament for something which has happened in a court.”

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    ashok
    Dec 9, 2015 at 1:55 am
    thus, congress is misusing the august insution of democracy for dynasty's interest. this is unprecedented arrogance to use the houses to settle score with an invisible enemy !
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. M
      Mano
      Dec 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm
      Jab geedar kee maut aatee hai toh shahar kee taraf bhaagte hain.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. S
        Sathish
        Dec 9, 2015 at 2:59 am
        LOL! august insution??!!! Now it has become december insution! They are all con-insutions!
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. S
          Sathish
          Dec 9, 2015 at 2:58 am
          Parliament - gangs of criminals.
          (0)(0)
          Reply