May 31, 2023

“They are attacking democracy. There is a non-stop attack on democracy,” Rahul Gandhi stated. (File)

New Delhi:

Asserting that it’s the authorities’s duty to run Parliament, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi right this moment stated if the Centre has the braveness, it ought to enable debate on problems with public significance raised by the opposition.

“They are attacking democracy. There is a non-stop attack on democracy and that is why we are fighting here,” Mr Gandhi stated, accusing the federal government of not permitting debate on worth rise, Lakhimpur Kheri and different points.

He was requested in regards to the authorities’s cost that the opposition was not permitting Parliament to perform.

“What kind of government is this that it does not know how to handle Parliament? They cannot stop our voice in raising issues like price rise, Lakhimpur, MSP, Ladakh, Pegasus and suspended MPs. If you have the courage, allow the discussion to take place,” he stated in a tweet in Hindi.

The former Congress chief additionally stated the federal government ought to take away its Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra and permit a dialogue on the Lakhimpur Kheri difficulty to allow the Parliament to perform.

“It is the responsibility of the government to bring the house in order and run it and not of the opposition,” he informed reporters outdoors Parliament.

“It is clear, we want that the government to remove its minister and allow a discussion on the Lakhimpur Kheri issue. The government is not allowing it,” he stated when requested about why they weren’t permitting the home to perform.

“It is the responsibility of the government to run Parliament. You see the rules and read them, it is the government’s responsibility and not ours. It is also the government’s responsibility to allow a debate,” he stated.

The Congress chief stated he needed to lift the problem of grant of statehood to Ladakh, however was not allowed to take action.

“I want to tell all people of Ladakh. Daro mat (Don’t be afraid). Whatever is yours, you will get,” he stated.

Opposition events earlier didn’t attend a gathering convened by the federal government to finish the standoff over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members, as not one of the opposition leaders attended.

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu additionally expressed concern and disappointment over no decision being labored out over the problem of suspensions.

Rahul Gandhi earlier gave an adjournment discover in Lok Sabha looking for grant of statehood to Ladakh and grazing rights to the individuals dwelling in border areas of Ladakh.

“I moved an adjournment motion to raise the issue of Ladakh and the struggle my brothers and sisters in Ladakh are going through, asking for their rights for their statehood. I wanted to support them and I wanted to raise their issue in Parliament. Unfortunately, the government does not allow us to raise it.

“So I needed to offer a message to everyone in Ladakh that we’re with you and we’re going to elevate your difficulty. Unfortunately, the federal government will not be keen on permitting us to lift your difficulty,” he said, adding that there is a lot of anger and pain in Ladakh over the issue of statehood to Ladakh.

He alleged that whatever important issues they wanted to raise, the government is not allowing.

“Our individuals have been suspended, however the authorities will not be permitting us to debate the problem. And then we’re being accused of not permitting the home to perform,” he said.

Asked about claims of phone tapping of leaders, Mr Gandhi referred to the Pegasus snooping row.

“We needed a dialogue, however the authorities didn’t enable it additionally,’ he stated.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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