20 Dec 2022

Parliament Session May End On December 23: Uproar in Rajya Sabha Over Kharge's Statement

New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament may end prematurely. The session will end on 23 December. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee, which manages the schedule of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The winter session, which began on December 7, was to continue till December 29.

Several Opposition leaders had urged the government and Speaker Om Birla to end the session early, citing Christmas and New Year festivities.  

Uproar over Kharge's statement

On the other hand, there was a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha over Kharge's  statement. The BJP demanded an apology from Kharge. However, Kharge said that what he said was outside the House.

MP Piyush Goyal said that Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge gave an indecent speech in Alwar on Sunday. He demanded apology from Kharge.

Kharge made the comments a day earlier while hitting back at the BJP for mocking Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra as “Bharat todo (Divide India)’.

“Has even your dog at home died for the country? Still, they (BJP) claim to be patriots and if we say something we are termed as deshdrohi (anti-nationals).” Kharge had reportedly said.

Kharge refuses to apologise

In the House today, Kharge said, “What I said during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan’s Alwar was outside the House. What I said was politically outside the House, not inside. There is no need to discuss that here. Secondly, I can still say that they had no role in the freedom struggle.”

Piyush Goyal said that after independence, Mahatma Gandhi had said that the Congress should be dissolved. Kharge ji is a living example of this and is showing the country that what Gandhi ji said was true and he is such a national president who does not know how to speak. Until he apologises, he has no right to be here.

No comments:

Post a Comment