President : ordinance protecting convicted lawmakers

NEW DELHI: Government on Thursday night faced questions from President Pranab Mukherjee over the need for an ordinance on convicted lawmakers when he called three ministers seeking the rationale behind it while opposition parties stepped up their attack on the issue. Voices of dissent also cropped up in Congress. Mukherjee, to whom the ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, was referred called home minister and leader of the House in Lok Sabha Sushilkumar Shinde, law minister Kapil Sibal and later parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath.