Congress demands Prime Minister’s apology in Parliament

Thursday, May 12, 2016,10:27 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi |Buoyed by the Uttarakhand Assembly floor test result, Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his apology in Parliament and sacking of the minister who advised him to impose President’s rule in the state.

The Prime Minister should apologise in Parliament and sack the Minister who advised him to impose President’s Rule in Uttarakhand, party spokesman Kapil Sibal told reporters. He, however, did not name the minister. Sibal also steered clear of questions whether President Pranab Mukherjee should also quit in the wake of the Supreme Court revoking President’s rule in the hill state.

It is not for me to say what the President should have done and I do not wish to comment. I don’t think it is proper for me to make any comment on the actions of the President, who is a high constitutional functionary, he said. He, however, insisted that it is not correct to say that the President does not act on his own and acts in the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.

The President can return the file only once in the event of such proposals, he said. Targeting the Prime Minister, Sibal alleged that the highlight of Modi’s two-year rule was attack on the Constitution. The problem is that Modi forgets he is the Prime Minister of India and not a RSS pracharak, Sibal said even as he assured Congress’ full cooperation to the government if it worked properly.

While Make in India has remained a start-up, ‘Fake in India’ has been launched with the product ready, he said, taking a dig at the Prime Minister. Attacking Modi for targeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland issue, he said, The Prime Minister should understand the fundamental thing that when Parliament session is on, charges are made inside the House.

Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress President, said, Even after trying every trick in the book to topple Opposition states, Modi government has been brought to its knees. It’s a victory of democracy. Uttarakhand has taught BJP a bitter lesson. No matter how hard they try they can neither intimidate the Congress party or subvert democracy, he said on Twitter.