Rahul Gandhi: Lok Sabha House adjourned amid Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on democracy | India News


NEW DELHI: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned until 2 pm due to protests by opposition members led by the Congress party, after BJP leaders demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his speech in London.
The government demanded an apology from Rahul for his statement at the Cambridge University, where he alleged Indian democracy was “under attack”.
After the second part of the Budget session got underway, defence minister and deputy leader of the Parliament Rajnath Singh said Gandhi has tried to “defame” India in London through his remarks on Indian democracy.
This House should condemn his remarks and he should tender an apology, Singh demanded.
Singh further alleged that Gandhi sought foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the country, which should be condemned unequivocally.
The defence minister’s demand was supported by ruling alliance members.
A similar statement was also made by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshiwho asked where was democracy when fundamental rights were “trampled” (during Emergency) in 1975. And where was democracy when an ordinance, duly approved by the Union Cabinet, was torn (by Rahul Gandhi during the UPA government).
Union minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal also demanded that Rahul Gandhi apologise to all Indians for his misguided statement.
Goyal further stated that Rahul Gandhi must also apologise to the speaker of the House over his comments where he had stated that opposition voices are being stifled in the Indian parliament.
The union minister said, “Our democracy works on sound principles. He has humiliated the Indian parliament on foreign soil. I strongly condemn the comments he made about our Parliament. Again I will say he should come back and apologise to the House and the Speaker”.
Meanwhile, Leader of Parliament in Rajya Sabha and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that there is no rule of law and democracy under Modi ji.

How can they raise questions about someone who's not even part of Rajya Sabha, asks Kharge

How can they raise questions about someone who’s not even part of Rajya Sabha, asks Kharge

“They (government) are running the country like a dictatorship, and not as per the Constitution of India” he said.
He further claimed that when we raise the issue of constitution of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Adani stocks issue, then microphones are switched off and ruckus erupts in the House.
Rahul Gandhi had recently alleged in London that the structures of Indian democracy are under “brutal attack” and there is a full-scale assault on the institutions of the country.
Amid heavy sloganeering by Congress members, the House was adjourned till 2pm by Speaker Om Birla.
(With inputs from agencies)


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