Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today accused the Congress of being “intolerant” towards mandate of people and indulging in excuses to block the bills and the Parliament proceedings.
“... there is no excuse at all...Congress should stop making excuses and blocking the bills. Obstruction and blocking of the bills is blocking progress of the country. And it is Congress which is making excuses saying we are being not consulted,” the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister said.
“We never ignore anybody, we are consulting all parties. Umpteen number of times, Congress has been spoken to. Even Prime Minister has invited Congress president and even I have been to the house of Congress President twice...there is no question of ignoring,” Venkaiah said.
“What we inherited from Congress party is fiscal deficit, revenue deficit, trade deficit, current account deficit and above all trust deficit. Now those deficits are over and India is moving forward and they should recognise that and should not find excuses to block the bills and block the Parliament,” he said.
The senior BJP leader accused the Congress of being “intolerant” to people’s mandate and asked the party to realise it and support the government.
“They (Congress) should function democratically and they should understand the spirit of democracy and respect mandate of people. They are intolerant towards the mandate of the people. Mandate is for Modi, mandate is for development and mandate is for good governance,” he said.
Let the Congress also realise this and support the government, instead of bringing lame excuses, Venkaiah said.
He sought to know where are the excuses (from the government side). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving ahead and now international recognition and respect has come to India, he stressed.