BJP slams Congress over repeated disruptions, says 'party adopting hit and run policy in Parliament'

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New Delhi, Aug 10: Amid continuous disruptions in Rajya Sabha, BJP today accused Congress of adopting a "hit and run policy" by not allowing the government to speak on the allegations it was raising in the House.

"They (Congress) said whatever they have to say in Rajya Sabha, but when government wants to respond, they disrupt the House and leave.

Cong adopting hit and run policy: BJP

"This kind of politics is happening for the first time in a democratic set-up. This is not good for the country," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters outside Parliament soon after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm following the disruption.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which ends this week, has been gridlocked, with the Congress insisting that the government remove Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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Terming as "unsubstantiated" the allegations raised by the opposition on the Lalit Modi issue and the Vyapam scam, Naqvi said, "If they think, this kind of tactics (hit and run) will help them politically, then they are sadly mistaken".

The repeated adjournments due to the opposition protest was also termed as "unfortunate" by senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad. Naqvi also hit out at both Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, saying they have violated all "decency of political discourse with the language they are using against BJP leaders".

Hitting out a Rahul, he said, "The grand old party's brand new leader is talking no sense".

His comments came against the backdrop of Sonia's criticism of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last Friday, describing her as an "expert in theatrics" on the Lalit Modi issue. Rahul had also charged that Swaraj's family received money from Lalit Modi.

Naqvi also dismissed charges that the Centre had not consulted the State government before appointing Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Bihar.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Saturday voiced his displeasure over the appointment of Kovind, saying he got the information about his appointment through the media.


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