Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 19
Terming their assertions as “untrue”, the Congress struck down observations by senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal that by not allowing the PM to introduce “Congress has broken the tradition for the first time”.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tiwari said: “This is untrue. The BJP never allowed Dr Manmohan Singh to introduce his Ministers time and again.” He also posted a TV clip to support his assertions.
After PM was not allowed to speak in the Rajya Sabha Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal, said: “Tradition has been broken for the first time that PM was not allowed to introduce newly inducted ministers.”
Earlier in the Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh said: “Healthy traditions have been by set by following conventions in Parliament. In my last 24 years of Parliamentary life, I have not seen a single instance where the PM could not introduce his council of ministers even if it’s one. It is sad unfortunate and unhealthy.”