Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee today demanded an apology from the Opposition, for "destroying" parliament after the opposition rejected his offer of a special session to discuss the JPC issue on 2G scam .
"In the entire winter session, they (opposition) did not allow any opportunity for any discussion on any issue....They have created deadlock in Parliament. They have destroyed the institution. They should apologise to the nation," Mukherjee told reporters in New Delhi.
The finance minister's angry reaction came following the rejection of his offer last night to break the deadlock in Parliament that saw the entire winter session washed out.
Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said, the opposition's demand was for a JPC and not a debate on JPC while dismissing the offer.
According to party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman, the special session for discussion had no meaning as the discussion had already taken place in 2009. She added that discussing the issue would not serve any purpose.
She said the opposition insisted on JPC and not a discussion and it was time for the government to act.