"On prime minister's statement in parliament: The rupee has lost its value. The prime minister has lost his grace", leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of parliament met President Pranab Mukherjee and told him their views about the prime minister's stance in the Rajya Sabha.
Senior party leader L.K. Advani told the media: "The way prime minister behaved in the Rajya Sabha has saddened us. We have mentioned it to the president."
Earlier Friday, Manmohan Singh took on the BJP, saying it should allow parliament to function if it was worried about the country's economy. This remark caused commotion in the house and drew sharp reaction from the opposition.
--IANS (Posted on 30-08-2013)