New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy, today blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the failure of the passage of the anti-graft bill.
"The opposition created uproar in the Parliament and disrupted the proceedings and they are now blaming the government and the Congress Party. This move is not at all right as it shows BJP's double standards," said Narayanasamy.
"As a Minister, after so many lawmakers spoke in the Parliament, I have a right to reply to their questions. Why did they stop me? Why did they not allow me to speak? This was all pre-planned by the BJP," he added.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) lawmaker Rajniti Prasad had expressed disappointment with the government's version of the Lokpal and tore the anti-graft bill in the House last night.
Prasad snatched the Bill from the hands of V. Narayanasamy while he was making his speech on the Lokpal Bill in the House.
The Lokpal Bill failed to get Parliament's nod when Rajya Sabha was on Thursday night adjourned sine die abruptly amidst high drama and the Opposition accusing the government of running away from a vote because it was in a minority. (ANI)