Neither Speaker, nor Parliamentary Affairs Minister running Lok Sabha: Advani

As the House was adjourned, the 89-year-old leader asked a Lok Sabha official till what time it has been adjourned.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 7:48 pm
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With noisy protests continuing to stall Parliament for the third week, BJP veteran L K Advani on Wednesday expressed deep distress over the way the Lok Sabha proceedings were being conducted, saying neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister was running the House.

A visibly agitated Advani was heard expressing his unhappiness to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar over the continuing protests in the House at a time when some opposition members had even come to the side of Treasury benches raising slogans in the Well.

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“Neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House,” he was heard remarking just before the House was adjourned 15 minutes ahead of the lunch recess, amid slogan-shouting by Congress and TMC members.

“I am going to tell the Speaker that she is not running the House … I am going to say it publicly. Both sides are a party to this,” he said as Kumar was seen pacifying the senior parliamentarian. He also pointed to the media gallery, apparently suggesting that his comments will be reported.

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As the House was adjourned, the 89-year-old leader asked a Lok Sabha official till what time it has been adjourned. When told that it was till 1400 hours, he snapped, “Why not sine die?”

Earlier too, Advani was seen expressing his displeasure over the situation in the House to Kumar.

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    Jim
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    B he n ch 0d it is job of oppn to behave in parliament and do work. We pay them for that
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      Lolan
      Dec 7, 2016 at 10:12 am
      Go to your retirement home or play an active role in helping the ruling party..Past Laurels don't win..games..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"Tendulkar was good, but only when he pla..He is just an ex player..now"..take it..
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        MyTake
        Dec 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm
        Bloggers giving more ideas than Parliament! Useless bunch of th-ugs just wasting public money and resources, proving themselves to be more of obstacles rather then facilitators!
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          SubbuI
          Dec 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm
          ADVANI IS LIKE A LADDER KICKED DOWN AFTER USING TO CLIMB UP BY HIS MOST UNTRUSTWORTHY DICIPLE AND WHO USES EVERY ONE AS LONG AS HE NEEDS. THE SAME ADVANI SAVED THIS NALAYAK NMODI IN THE YEAR 2002 WHEN VAJPAYE WANTED TO SACK THE BUTCHER OF GUJARATH FROM CHIEIF MINISTER POST. ADVANI MENTIONED IN A TV INTERVIEW A YEAR AND HALF BACK THAT A EMERGECY LIKE SITUATION WILL ARISE.lt;br/gt;THE INDIAN HITLER SUDDEN DECEISION OF DEMONETESATION HAS PUT COUNTRY IN MOST DIFFICULT CONDITION WHICH IS A ILLUSION OF A SICK MINDlt;br/gt;OPPOSITON AND MANY OF BJP MPS ARE AGAINST THIS AND THAT IS WHY THIS USELESS FELLOW NOT WILLING TO DISCUSS IN PARLIMENT ON VOTING AFTER DEBATE.
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            Chand
            Dec 7, 2016 at 10:07 am
            The BJP veteran Advani should realize that he is sitting in a house which has Rahul hi and Trinamul Congress members who do not subscribe to Nehru's vision of parliamentary democracy.
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