Budget session: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid BJP's uproar over Rahul Gandhi's UK remarks
BJP MP’s, Tuesday, created a commotion in the Lok Sabha demanding an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in the United Kingdom following which the proceeding of the lower house have been adjourned till 2 pm.
The second leg of the budget session—which will continue till April 6—was kicked off on Monday amid commotion with BJP leaders demanding an apology from Congress scion Rahul Gandhi for his democracy comments in London.
On Monday, ruckus erupted in the Lok Sabha as BJP leaders asked the Wayanad MP to apologize for his comments made during his speech in London leading to the Opposition storming the well of the House to protest.
In similar fashion, as the Lok Sabha met for the day, Speaker Om Birla urged members to let the House function and took up the Question Hour. Birla asked Congress members, who were on their feet, to maintain the decorum of the House and not show placards, urging them to let the House function.
However, Congress members continued their protest following which the speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.
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Speaking in London recently, Rahul Gandhi had alleged that the structures of Indian democracy are under brutal attack and there is a full-scale assault on the institutions of the country.
Demanding an apology from Gandhi for his remarks, the ruling BJP charged that the Congress leader has tried to defame India.
Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Monday as well as the BJP-Congress slugfest escalated over Gandhi’s remark with the Government seeking an apology while the opposition benches demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Adani-Hindenburg issue.
Meanwhile, Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday slammed the BJP for demanding an apology from Gandhi for his remarks. Addressing the media after the commotion in the Parliament, Kharge claimed that there’s no place for democracy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule and rule is law is absent while central agencies are being “misused.”
Kharge accused the ruling BJP of running the country “like a dictatorship” where dissent is muzzled, while they trumpet about patriotism and respect… “and then they talk about democracy.”
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