New Delhi, India: Leaders of 14 opposition parties on Wednesday said the responsibility for the deadlock in Parliament lies squarely with the government and urged it to respect parliamentary democracy by accepting their demand for a discussion on the Pegasus row and farmers’ issue, PTI reported.
In a joint statement here, 18 leaders from 14 parties said it is unfortunate that the government has “unleashed a misleading campaign to malign the combined opposition” and blaming it for the continued disruption of Parliament proceedings.
“The responsibility for the deadlock lies squarely at the doorsteps of the government, which remains arrogant and obdurate and refuses to accept the opposition’s demand for an informed debate in both the houses,” according to the statement.
“The opposition once again urges the government to respect parliamentary democracy and accept the discussions.
“The opposition parties stand firm and united on their demand for a discussion on Pegasus issue in both the Houses, replied to by the Home Minister, as this has national security dimensions,” it said.