'Illegitimate' UPA:Sonia shows her furious side,slams Advani

Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 8: The shocking statement by the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani did not go well with Congress President Sonia Gandhi who showed her furious side in the Parliament on Wednesday, Aug 8.

Mrs Gandhi lost her cool following Advani's statement in the House where he called UPA government "illegitimate". While addressing the Assam violence, the BJP leader hurled the dashing statement against the UPA government.

Mrs Gandhi urged all Congress MPs in the Parliament to protest against Advani and his remark. Citing the ruckus in the House, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar urged Advani to withdraw his statement.

The BJP senior leader, however, accepted that it was a "mistake" and withdrew his remark. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde claimed that Advani insulted the Parliament with his remark.

Rahul Gandhi also reacted strongly against Advani's statement in the Parliament. The young Gandhi family scion claimed that Advani is a "senior leader and he should know what he's saying."

The Monsoon Session of Parliament which opened on Wednesday promises to kick up a lot of heat and dust as Opposition parties are planning to raise issues like communal violence in Assam, rising prices, economy and drought.

Opposition parties led by BJP earlier have demanded debate over the burning issues such as Assam violence. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also accepted their demand saying that the government would debate the issue in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. However, following the ruckus in the Lok Sabha, the House was adjourned till 2 pm on Wednesday.

A total of 73 people died during the clashes in BTAD and Dubri districts in Assam where "internal and external forces were at work."

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