Congress has become politically bankrupt: Naqvi

RSTV Bureau
File Photo ( PTI )

File Photo ( PTI )

In a scathing attack on Congress, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday alleged that it has become “politically bankrupt” as it played the role of “obstructionist and destructive” opposition during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi he said, the Congress vice-president is “miles away from ground realities” and that Congress has made Parliament, a “platform” to display its “narrow political mindset”.

The Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs said while politics of Parliament and road is for people’s welfare, the “brand new leader” of the grand old party is “neither able to understand realities of the roads nor importance of Parliament.”

“Political journey from nonsense to nuisance of Rahul Baba, the brand new leader of the grand old party, is miles away from ground realities,” Naqvi alleged.

The minister said that disruption in Parliament on genuine issues is an acceptable part of democracy, but it must be issue-based, logical and in the interest of people of the country.

“But what we have seen from day one of the current Monsoon Session of Parliament, which started on July 21, is disruption on non-issues and without any logic.

“It is against democratic principles. Proceedings in both the Houses have been disrupted by the Congress, the main Opposition party, on baseless issues while the government was always ready for debate on all the issues and to resolve them,” Naqvi claimed in his blog post.

The Congress has been protesting on Lalit Modi and Vyapam related issues and seeking resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh chief ministers.

Accusing Congress of having become politically bankrupt, Naqvi claimed that recent comments of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are against “political decency.”

Both Sonia and Rahul had attacked Swaraj on Friday. While Congress President called Swaraj an expert at theatrics, Rahul Gandhi went a step further to ask how much money Lalit Modi had paid Swaraj’s family to help him stay out of jail.

Naqvi also said the government was ready for discussion but the Congress made a “U-turn” and has “disrupted proceedings” of the Parliament from day one of the Monsoon Session.

“Misusing its numerical strength in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress has violated all limits of decorum of the House,” he claimed.

Naqvi claimed that government made every possible effort to end the “stalemate”, but Congress was “keen to see a washout” of the Monsoon Session because of its “negative determination.”

Naqvi said nine Bills were identified for introduction in Parliament during the Monsoon Session while eight Bills, which are pending in Rajya Sabha, were lined up for consideration and passing during this session.

These included imortant legislations like GST Bill, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2015, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 could not be taken up due to disruption in the Rajya Sabha, he said.