Attacking BJP for disrupting Parliament proceedings, Government on Wednesday said it was making all efforts to persuade the main opposition party to discuss the CAG report on coal block allocation.
"We are making all efforts to persuade opposition to come for discussion," Law Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters after Parliament was paralysed for the second day running with the BJP pressing for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue.
The Minister also rejected the opposition's demand for Singh's resignation, saying, "Entire nation accepts that we are fortunate to have such a Prime Minister and that such a Prime Minister is leading us."
Khurshid termed as "unfortunate" the continuous disruption of Parliament where MPs come "every morning with hope, expectations and aspirations of the people of our the country". "We are frustrating (the people) because we are unable to speak to each other. We (Government) have offered a full debate and we are willing to offer every thing that we have and place that before the people, to the House," he said.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat and Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal also hit out at the BJP for disrupting the House proceedings. "Issues of drought and flood were listed for discussion in Lok Sabha. In the Rajya Sabha, the discussion on price rise was listed. These are issues which are very much concerned with common man," Rawat said.
"They (BJP) are not interested in having a discussion on the issues that they have raised in the House. It is a very unfortunate situation," Venugopal said.
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