"I am a referee, my work is not to speak. I would not like to answer on Rajya Sabha," the Rajya Sabha Chairman said when asked about the disruptions in the Upper House, where Congress-led opposition has been protesting over the issue of alleged 'vendetta politics'.
He was speaking to reporters while returning from Turkmenistan where he attended the ground breaking ceremony of TAPI gas pipeline with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He said while there is cooperation between countries of different region, there is little cooperation within South Asia. "There is no integrated regional cooperation in South Asia. There is little bit of cooperation with Bangladesh and Bhutan," he said adding that the TAPI pipeline is a good initiative.
When asked about the reasons, he said "when elephants fight, the grass gets trampled." Asked why the relations between India and Pakistan have frequent 'ups and downs', Ansari said the relations are "doing fine (theek chal rahe hain)".

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