New Delhi, May 1(): In a total boycott, the BJP on Tuesday has announced that the party hereafter will stay away from all the meetings called either by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar or Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath and also walked out of the house yesterday afternoon.
After Ms Swaraj’s speech was disrupted by some MPs, the BJP walked out of the house saying that it would not support the government on any other issues. This comes after the Supreme Court strongly criticized the CBI and the government on the report of the investigation agency on coal investigations being examined by Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and other government officials.
Ms Swaraj in her statement accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi saying that Sonia Gandhi does not bother about Indian democracy and she does not even trust in democratic institutions. This statement of Swaraj was considered as very unfortunate and hurtful by Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury.
The BJP leader further added that the party considered the Congress-led UPA government as the most corrupt Indian government ever. She said that the ruling coalition which lacks in numbers in Parliament will have to completely depend on external support like Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s BSP, including the opposition to push key legislation. Responding to the issue of Coalgate, the BJP leader said that the days of the government are numbered.
The BJP protested after Speaker Meira Kumar in a statement alleged that money bills would be passed without discussion according to the decision taken in a meeting of the business advisory committee on Monday.
Claiming that the decision had been taken earlier on April 23, the speaker said that under the existing circumstances there is inadequate time for completion of the financial business and therefore it has been decided that the Finance Bill, Appropriations Bills, Demand for Grants and the Rail Budget will be passed without any discussion.