Outgoing Speaker Somnath Chatterjee [ Images ] expressed concern about the manner in which money was flaunted by some MPs during the Trust Vote on July 23rd last year to save the government.
Addressing mediapersons after the conclusion of 14th Lok Sabha, he said, "My comment that all MPs should all be defeated was made more out of frustration."
Asked why he made such a comment, he quipped, "I felt that people chose them and they must work for them."
"I must confess that four-andhalf years is the most saddest years in my life, " Somnath said.
He also said with great remorse that one of my "saddest" days in my life was when former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee signed a letter of my removal from the speaker post, but added that later Vajpayee called at my place and expressed his solidarity.
He also said no party discussed any issues of national importance seriously.
Announcing his `sanyas' from the active political life, he said, "I think I have been able to set trend of retirement from politics."
He rejected Opposition Leader L K Advani's [ Images ] suggestion that prime minister should be from the Lok Sabha.
"The prime minister should be one who is capable of leading the nation," he said.
Asked how does he see the future of Communist Party of India-Marxist, he said, "Worrying."