PM slams Oppn for giving political spin to security breach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at Opposition parties over their protests and alleged disruption of Parliament proceedings, saying “some people are not inclined to do constructive work”, according to a person aware of the details.

Speaking at a closed-door meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Parliamentary Party, the Prime Minister also accused the opposition members of giving a “political spin” to the December 13 security breach in Parliament, and said they “seem determined not to come back to the Lok Sabha” in the general elections next year.

Modi also alleged that the Opposition was “frustrated” by the outcome of the recent assembly elections, in which the BJP won three out of five states, the person cited above said on condition of anonymity.

Opposition members in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been protesting against last week’s security breach in Parliament, demanding a statement from Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah, and a discussion on the matter.

A total of 141 MPs have been suspended so far for disrupting proceedings, further intensifying the standoff between the Opposition and the government. The cases of three Lok Sabha MPs and 11 Rajya Sabha MPs have been referred to the privileges committee.