New Delhi: Taking strong exception to the disruption caused by UPA members in Lok Sabha when LK Advani was speaking on Assam violence, BJP on Wednesday said the "arrogance and intolerance" of the government is now being manifest inside Parliament as well.

"The arrogance and intolerance of UPA government is now being seen inside the Parliament," former BJP president Rajnath Singh said.

Advani's contention that UPA-II government is illegitimate had led to an uproar in Lok Sabha with Treasury Benches strongly objecting to it.

BJP defended its senior leader and maintained that Advani was referring to the cash-for-vote scam and not the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

"Advani was very clear. He stands by what he had said. He was referring to the cash-for-vote scam. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has called Advani's remark disgraceful, should clarify whether the cash-for-vote scam was graceful...," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The party said Advani had got the year wrong and that it was 2008 instead of 2009. "Advani stands by the word illegitimate. The UPA-I government survived in 2008 by using illegal means through cash-for-vote in the trust vote," Hussain said.

The main opposition described the disruption as "unprecedented". "Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Leader of the House and Parliamentary Affairs Minister could not control their MPs," Hussain said.

The party alleged that instead of pacifying Congress members, Gandhi was actually provoking them "disgracefully".


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