No meaningful proceedings till resignations, says tough-talking Sonia

Modi government is insensitive to public opinion, declares the Congress president at party meeting

GN Bureau | August 3, 2015


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Parliamentary majority does not give anyone a license to escape accountability, said Sonia Gandhi on Monday morning and dashed to ground any hopes the government was harbouring on resumption of business in parliament. She declared “no productive discussions, no meaningful proceedings as long as those responsible for gross wrong-doings remain in office.”

Clarifying the stand of the Congress party she said “we're not being aggressive just to match BJP's aggression of past. We are forced to take our position because of government's brazen attitude.”

A tough-talking Sonia said "the current session of Parliament is a relatively short one but it is already proving eventful. It has been eventful for one and only one reason-and that is the gross insensitivity of the Modi Government to public opinion, for its absolute silence on acts of monumental corruption, its wilful violations of the law and gross misdemeanours on the part of its leading lights." She was speaking at the Congress parliamentary party meeting.

On prime minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the 'Mann ki Baat' man appears to retreat into a 'maun vrat' whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues.

"The prime minister has been very free with his promises. Yet he seems totally incapable of delivering on them. On the one hand, he never misses an opportunity to claim the moral high ground on transparency, integrity and accountability," said the Congress president.

"On the other he has been conspicuous by his deafening silence on the blatant transgressions by his external affairs minister and two of his chief ministers. There are others too in this roll call of dishonour but for the time being we are confining ourselves to these three. The "mann ki baat" man appears to retreat into a "maun vrat" whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues," she said.

“There is a mountain of incontrovertible evidence in public domain for PM to require resignations of  Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” Sonia made it clear.

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