The continuing deadlock in both Houses of Parliament has once again riled up L K Advani who, on Thursday, said he felt like resigning. “Mujhe toh lagta hai resign kar jaunga,” said the veteran BJP leader when Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after both Opposition and Treasury benches created ruckus over demonetisation and AgustaWestland chopper deal, respectively.
A week ago, Advani had criticised Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar for not “running the House”. Advani, who looked agitated, was heard saying “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”. As other partymen tried to pacify him, he had retorted: “Why not adjourn (the House) sine die.”
On Thursday, Advani kept sitting in Lok Sabha even after adjournment and was heard telling Trinamool Congress’s Idrish Ali: “I want House to run gracefully even if just for a day.” He was among the last ones to leave the empty House.
The BJP leader also told party MPs that the now ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have been very upset to witness the state of affairs.
The Winter Session of Parliament has been a near-washout with Lok Sabha transacting no business even on the session’s penultimate day.