Sonia Gandhi remote controlling parliament, LS Speaker, says Punj

Launching a scathing attack against the Congress-led UPA government on corruption, BJP national vice president Balbir Punj Saturday accused UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi of "remote controlling" the Parliament and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and termed it a dangerous trend in the Indian democracy.

Leading a party dharna outside the Raj Bhawan, Punj said, "It is unfortunate that Sonia Gandhi, who reduced has the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's status to a "rubber stamp", is now interfering directly in the functioning of the Parliament."

"Many of you must have watched the Parliament's proceedings two days back when Speaker Meira Kumar at the behest of Sonia Gandhi disrupted the speech of Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj. Sonia Gandhi, first had told Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath to disallow Sushma Swaraj and then also told Speaker, who obliged her," Punj said while addressing the BJP workers.

Punj said Sonia Gandhi does not believe in democratic institutions of the country. "The Congress leadership has turned completely shameless after series of corruption expose and scams. The people are just waiting for an opportunity to free the country from history's most corrupt government," he said.

"It is unfortunate that every day, people are made to see a new face of the Congress deeply involved in the corruption. Here, not only the jobs were sold but also cash considerations were exchanged for promotions —- a fact exposed by the arrest of nephew of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Then efforts are made to protect the corrupt," he said.

Leader of Opposition in Himachal Assembly, Prem Kumar Dhumal, addressing the workers said they should remain prepared for a massive agitation to oust the corrupt Congress government, which has failed to check inflation, protect country's borders and ensure safe return of the Indian prisoners in Pakistan jails as proved by the killing of Sarabjit Singh

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