Congress leader Manish Tiwari on Wednesday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani for calling the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II government 'illegitimate'.
Tiwari said that anyone who believes in democracy should condemn the remark.
"When a senior BJP leader makes such a remark that the government is illegitimate then anyone who believes in democracy should condemn it," Tiwari told reporters.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the house till 2 pm after it witnessed ruckus on the very first day of the Monsoon session over Advani´s remark.
Congress lawmakers immediately started shouting slogans and demanded Advani to retract his words.
Advani soon rose to say that he was referring to the 2008 confidence vote incident during UPA I and not the 2009 elections. He also withdrew his words, supposedly a slip of tongue.
He said he was not referring to UPA II or the 2009 elections as illegitimate.