'Herald Case Must Be Sorted Out in Court'

Published: 13th December 2015 02:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 02:51 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  Rubbishing Congress’ allegations, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the National Herald case must be sorted out in Court and not in Parliament.

“They are trying to fight a legal battle in Parliament. Let me put the record straight, government has so far not taken any punitive action… National Herald case has to be sorted out in a court of law and not in streets or in parliament,” he told reporters here.

Accusing the Congress of attempting to wash away the monsoon session, he said misusing Parliament for family interests was the biggest threat to democracy.

“People are in dire need of reforms including important bills like GST, Real Estate. Congress and its friends made a wash away of the monsoon session; they are doing the same now in winter session,” the senior BJP leader bemoaned.

Asserting that the Prime Minister was not connected with the judicial process of issuing summons to Congress leaders, Naidu charged the Congress with denigrating the institution of Prime Minister by making uncharitable comments.

“The summons are a judicial matter. Neither Prime Minister nor does the party have anything to do with them,” he said.

Citing the crucial bills pending before Parliament, Naidu sought Congress cooperation in running the House.

“The entire country is eagerly awaiting for passage of the bills. I appeal to the Congress not to further disrupt Parliament and cooperate in making the best out of the remaining sittings in the larger interest of the people and the country,” he said.

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