Those seeking Rahul Gandhi apology over UK remarks must answer PM Modi's humiliating comments abroad: Mallikarjun Kharge
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said there is no question of an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in the UK and that those demanding so must answer Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘humiliating’ the people of the country with his comments abroad.
Talking to reporters in national capital New Delhi, Kharge said he seeks answers from people demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi, about PM Modi “humiliating” the people of India who said that “being born in India is a sin.”
The Congress president claimed that democracy in the country was “diminishing”, freedom of expression and speech is being throttled and TV news outlets are being pressured while “people speaking the truth are being jailed” … “so if this is not the process of ending democracy then what is?”
Kharge added that there’s no question of an apology from the Congress scion over his comments made during a recent speech in London in which he alleged that the structures of Indian democracy are under “brutal attack” and there is a full-scale assault on the institutions of the country.
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Gandhi also told British parliamentarians that microphones are often ‘turned off’ in the Lok Sabha when any member of the opposition raises important issues.
The former Congress chief’s scathing comments have sparked outrage among the BJP cadres with members of the saffron party—including top Union Ministers—demanding an apology from Gandhi.
The first two days of the ongoing second leg of the Budget session was rocked by commotion in both Houses of the Parliament as BJP members push for an apology from Gandhi while the Opposition Congress protests the demand leading to adjournment of the House.
On Monday, Kharge, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge 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 muffled, while they trumpet about patriotism and respect… “and then they talk about democracy.”
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