New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): With a united opposition stalling parliamentary proceedings and refusing for a debate on the Lalit Modi controversy, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the ‘scam-free’ government has done nothing illegal or immoral.
“As Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, it is my duty to appeal once again to the Congress party and its friends, to allow the Parliament to function normally, effectively, meaningfully and constructively. Let there be debate on each and every issue. The government has nothing to hide, nothing to fear, worry,” Naidu told the media here.
“There is no allegation against any of my ministers. Nothing illegal, immoral has been done by anybody in this government. This government is a total scam-free government. If the Congress Party wants to raise certain issues of the states, their matters need to be discussed in the state assemblies,” he added.
The Parliament today could not transact any significant business on the opening day of the Monsoon Session with the opposition pressing for the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over the Lalit Modi episode and Vyapam scam.
Despite the assertions of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, that the government is open for a debate; the proceedings in the upper house was rocked by the opposition demand for resignations of Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Rajya Sabha witnessed five adjournments. (ANI)