Advani miffed over Parliament stalling, scolds Ananth Kumar in Lok Sabha

"Who's running the house? It is running on its own...Neither the Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House," Mr Advani angrily asked Ananth Kumar, as reported by PTI.

Advani miffed over Parliament stalling, scolds Ananth Kumar in Lok Sabha

BJP leader LK Advani has expressed his displeasure over the repeated stalling of Parliament by the opposition over demonetisation issue.

An infuriated Advani, called the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ananth Kumar to his seat in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and asked:

"Who's running the house? It is running on its own...Neither the Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House," Mr Advani angrily asked Ananth Kumar, as reported by PTI.



Reportedly the exchange between the duo happened after the slogan shouting by the opposition led to the adjournment of the House 15 minutes before lunch break.

A helpless Ananth Kumar tried to pacify the senior BJP leader by pointing at the press gallery to indicate that the press is watching his actions.

However, Advani left Lok Sabha without speaking to any of BJP members, leaving the party members to themselves.


 Before leaving the house he was heard muttering to a Lok Sabha official "I am going to say it publicly. I am going to tell the Speaker...Both sides are a party to this."

Advani has expressed his discomfort with senior BJP leaders previously also on many occasions, following repeated stalling of the Parliament, said media reports.


Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, however chose the occasion to criticise the opposition by pointing out the senior leader’s predicament.

"This is the agony and anguish of a senior parliamentarian over repeated disruptions of the house."

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned many times in this session ever  since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s came up with his de-monetisation drive to fight against black  money in the country. 

The opposition has demanded Prime Minister to speak on the issue on many occasions, and stalled the Lok Sabha on Wednesday too demanding a debate. However,  the government has rejected the demand.