Manmohan Singh said, "Yesterday I was not present in the House. I have heard some undesirable remarks were made by a member of the ruling coalition which was inappropriate. On behalf of our government, I apologise to the House."
BJP and allies had created pandemonium in the House on Tuesday, Dec 8 after Beni Prasad Verma (Congress) used demeaning remarks against Vajpayee forcing two adjournments.
The NDA members demanded an apology from Verma for using a derogatory word against the former Prime Minister during a debate on the Liberhan Commission report.