NEW DELHI, Jan 5 � BJP leaders today met President Pratibha Patil to complain about �subversion� of Parliament over Lokpal issue and sought her intervention to re-convene the House to enable voting in Rajya Sabha on the crucial Bill.
BJP leaders led by L K Advani and party president Nitin Gadkari and leaders of Opposition in both Houses Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj met President Pratibha Patil and handed over a memorandum to her, seeking the special Parliament session.
The party charged the government with �complete subversion of Indian Parliamentary institution� by not holding a vote in Rajya Sabha on the contentious Lokpal Bill.
�We have suggested to the President that as a part of Parliament, she should take the initiative and give a concrete suggestion for reconvening the Parliament session and hold voting which was postponed earlier for creation of a strong Lokpal,� said BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
The President has said that she would examine various aspects on the matter before taking any action, he said.
�We have sought the President�s intervention and expressed our complaint and dissatisfaction on the events that took place in Rajya Sabha on the night of December 29,� Advani told reporters after meeting Patil.
The BJP memorandum states that �when such a breakdown of the constitutional machinery takes place, the President as a protector and guardian of Indian Constitution must act�.
�The President could advise the government to reconvene the Session and immediately take a vote. The Government must be asked to explain the reasons why the House was disturbed through such contrived disturbances.�
Earlier, Jaitley said the government had resorted to �contrived disturbances� in the House in order to prevent a vote on Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha.
The Opposition had moved many amendments some of which were common amendments moved by several Opposition parties.