Rudy initiates debate on Motion of Thanks, attacks Cong but promises to take Opposition along

Rudy said Cong would not be able to participate in decision-making on major issues.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: June 10, 2014 1:08 pm
BJP member Rajiv Pratap Rudy BJP member Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Attacking Congress for its 65 years of “misrule”, ruling BJP on Tuesday said it was unthinkable that a national party has to be welcomed as a “regional party” in Lok Sabha but promised to take the opposition party along in the decision-making process.

“We never imagined that we will have to welcome a national party as a regional party in this House…What prompted this to happen? Why this mandate?…People have punished you for your misrule for 65 years,” BJP member Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, initiating a debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address.

His remarks triggered protests from opposition benches, with Rudy saying that since there was no Leader of the Opposition, Congress would not be able to participate in decision-making on major issues like appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner, CBI Director or Lokpal.

Earlier, Sushma Swaraj (as the Leader of the Opposition) used to give her views, but the then Prime Minister used to have his way. But we will not leave you behind, we will take you along. This is our promise. Our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is large-hearted,” Rudy said.

He, however, said Congress party’s suggestions would not be accepted “if you give suggestions which reflect the way in which you had been running the country for 65 years”.

As the din continued, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan appealed for order and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu urged members not to create any disturbance as it was “the first working day” of the session.

To this, some Congress members shouted “you never allowed anyone to speak earlier.”

Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) members were also on their feet, with some of them urging the Speaker to direct Rudy to speak on the Motion and not digress.

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  1. K
    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:43 am
    Excellent speech by Rudy as usual... He should be made a key BJP spokesperson.
    1. B
      Jun 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm
      congress was kaurava's all these days. Only now pandavaas have entered to rule the nation.
      1. C
        Jun 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm
        After all "Satyam Vadha Dharmam Chara" is right Truth is all ways bitter for all these o called opposition parties learn to work for the nation/common man Jaihind