Cong, BJP mend ways in Parliament; heres how both dissociated from controversial remarks
After consistent disruptions in the winter session of Parliament by the opposition parties, the government and opposition finally arrived at a middle path.
The disruptions were on the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi making statement on ‘meeting’ between Pakistani officers and Congress leaders.
It was the Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who spoke in the Rajya Sabha and clarified that the prime minister “did not question, nor meant to question” the commitment of former PM Manmohan Singh and former vice president Hamid Ansari to the nation.
“PM in his speeches didn’t question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India,” Jaitley said.
Congress welcomed the statement and itself decided to dissociate itself from Mani Shankar Aiyar’s “neech” remark against PM Modi.
“Thank leader of the house for clarification on what has been issue of contention. I, on behalf of my party, say that we disassociate from any comments made by any member during elections that may have hurt PM’s dignity, also we don’t want any such thing to be said in future,” Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
Earlier efforts to reconcile the differences between the BJP and Congress did not yield any results as the latter stuck to its stand and demanded PM Modi to clarify his remarks in Parliament. >