Congress stalling Parliament a threat to democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec.9 : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the Congress Party is stalling the progress of the country with continuous disruption of both houses over the National Herald case, and added that such a move by the grand old party is a real threat to democracy.

“Congress trying to stall important legislations through unconstitutional and undemocratic methods. This is a real threat to democracy,” Naidu told a press conference here.

Naidu also said that the Congress Party is not able to accept the mandate given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the people and they are playing vendetta politics against the people of the country.

“Ghulam Nabi Azad is saying that democracy is in danger. I am also saying that democracy is in danger but that danger is coming from none other than the Congress party. The Congress party is not able to digest its defeat and accept the fact that people have given a massive mandate to Narendra Modi. They are also saying it is vendetta politics. Yes it is a vendetta politics by the Congress party against the people of the country. They want to take revenge against the people for giving mandate to Narendra Modi,” he added.

“They want to stall the progress of the country. They don’t want Parliament to function. They don’t want bills to be passed. The biggest danger is that they are not accepting the mandate of the people. This is the basic principle of the democracy that you have to accept the verdict of the people,” Naidu said.

Congress MPs, on Tuesday disrupted the Parliament, with continuous protest over the National Herald case and alleged “vendetta politics” leading to repeated adjournments in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned four times in the pre-lunch session as Congress members trooped into the well shouting slogans.

Minutes after the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha assembled for the day’s proceedings, the Congress MPs in both the Houses created a ruckus over court summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.

The Delhi High Court on Monday had dismissed the plea of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to quash a trial court’s summons to them in the National Herald case.

The Congress termed it as “petty vendetta politics of the BJP”.

The date for their appearance in the court has been set for December 19.(ANI)