Jabalpur: Union Minister Rajiv Shukla criticised the BJP for "frequently demanding" the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and stalling the Parliament session proceedings.

"BJP has demanded resignation from the Prime Minister 180 times since 2004. If they were obliged then the country by now could have seen 180 PMs in just nine years," Shukla said.

"The BJP, whose only aim is to disrupt the House proceedings, should learn from former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who became popular in the country because of his speeches instead of creating ruckus in the House," the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs said.

Answering a question on whether both the Union Ministers -- Pavan Kumar Bansal and Ashwini Kumar -- were forced to resign after Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's tough stance, he claimed that they resigned on their own.

Defending the former Law Minister in the light of Supreme Court's critical remark that CBI is like a "caged-parrot," he said that Kumar had not made any amendments in the CBI report on coal block allocations scam and had only "corrected some grammatical errors" and its "style of language" in his capacity as the Minister.


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