9 Dec : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday apologised to the Lok Sabha on behalf of the government for certain “undesirable” remarks by a Congress member against former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Yesterday I was not present in the House. I have heard some undesirable remarks were made by a member of the ruling coalition which was inappropriate.
“On behalf of our government, I apologise to the House,” Dr Singh, who returned last night after a three-day visit to Russia, said.
BJP and allies had on Tuesday created pandemonium in the House after Beni Prasad Verma (Congress) used demeaning remarks against Vajpayee forcing two adjournments.
The NDA members were agitated when Verma used a derogatory word against the former Prime Minister during a debate on the Liberhan Commission report and demanded an apology from him.