Sonia Gandhi taunts Modi: ‘Champion of mann ki baat appears to have retreated into a maun vrat’
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government and rejected its offer of a discussion on the Lalit Modi case and Vayapam issue in Parliament.Speaking at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, Sonia said, “He (Modi) has been conspicuous by his deafening silence on the blatant transgressions by his External Affairs Minister and two of his chief ministers. The champion of “mann ki baat” appears to have retreated into a “maun vrat.She also made it clear that that there can be no productive discussion and no meaningful proceedings as long as ‘those responsible for their wrong-doings remain in office.Today, we have to listen to sermons on parliamentary behaviour from those who not only defended but also advocated disruption as a legitimate tactic when they were in the opposition. “Yesterday’s agitators in both the Houses have suddenly become today’s champions of debate and discussion,” she said. Saying that the BJP was author of the “resign-now-debate-later” principle of parliamentary practice, Sonia said, “Memories are short and therefore we need to remind our political adversaries who are today conveniently suffering from selective amnesia.