New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed his willingness to address the issue of Manipur in the Lok Sabha amidst the ongoing uproar surrounding the matter during the monsoon session of Parliament. However, despite the Home Minister’s call for a discussion, opposition MPs continue to demand a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same issue.
On Monday, Amit Shah addressed the House, stating, “I urge all the respected members of the opposition that many members – from both the ruling party and the opposition – have demanded a discussion on a very sensitive issue. I am ready for discussion in the House.” He emphasized the importance of revealing the truth behind the matter and requested the opposition leader to allow the discussion to take place.
Despite the Home Minister’s willingness to discuss the matter, opposition MPs persisted in raising slogans, leading to the adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings until Tuesday.
In parallel, in the Rajya Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh faced suspension for the entire monsoon session. The suspension comes amidst the demand for a discussion on the issue of Manipur, sparked by the circulation of a video depicting sexual harassment of women in the region, which went viral.
Opposition parties are adamant in their demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide a statement in Parliament regarding the sensitive issue of Manipur. On the opening day of the monsoon session, PM Modi had condemned the reported incidents of sexual harassment in Manipur, stating that it brings dishonor to the country.
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The situation escalated when PM Modi also expressed concern over the condition of women in Congress-ruled states such as Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In response, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi accused PM Modi of playing politics by highlighting the issue in Congress-ruled states.
As the debate and demands intensify in both houses of Parliament, the issue of Manipur continues to dominate the proceedings during this crucial monsoon session. The opposition is determined to seek accountability and transparency, urging for a comprehensive discussion and resolution on this critical matter.