Ex-Law Minister and well-known Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan criticised the conclusion of Ansari to defer the Rajya Sabha sine die previous night after ending of debate on Lokpal Bill amid high drama.
Bhushan said that “It was clear that majority of members wanted to continue proceedings of the House. They were even ready to sit through the night. The House is always run as per the sense of the House… I think he did the wrong thing.”
Bhushan also said the chairman should have gone by the views of majority of the members. “Being the chair of the House, he should have done what the majority wanted,” he added.
In a statement, without taking the name of Ansari, Team Anna alleged that “Speakers were allowed to give lengthy speeches to kill time. And then taking shelter behind procedures, Parliament was adjourned sine die at midnight without voting.”
Another Team Anna member Kiran Bedi also emerged to lift up questions over Ansari’s conduct during the debate.
Bedi tweeted that “In everyone’s life there come moments where one can rise above. This was one such last night for Chairman Rajya Sabha to create history. Alas!”