NEW DELHI: The Indian Parliament witnessed a heated debate on Monday following Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments made during his visit to London. The BJP leaders have demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his statements.
During a program with UK MPs, Rahul Gandhi had allegedly said that the mikes of the leaders of the opposition parties in the Lok Sabha are switched off. This statement by Rahul Gandhi was strongly condemned by the BJP leaders in the Parliament.
Union Minister @PiyushGoyal accuses Rahul Gandhi of defaming India on foreign soil; says, he should tender apology to people. pic.twitter.com/9P6M0TAUGC— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) March 13, 2023
Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused Rahul Gandhi of insulting the people of India and the House on a foreign land. He also stated that everyone in India has the freedom of speech, and Rahul Gandhi had no right to make such comments on India while being abroad. Goyal demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi in the House.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh also criticized Rahul Gandhi’s statement and demanded that the House should condemn it. Singh stated that Rahul Gandhi had insulted India while being abroad, and all members of the House should ask him to apologize in front of the House.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh went a step further and accused Rahul Gandhi of speaking the language of the ‘tukde-tukde’ gang. He stated that insulting the Prime Minister outside the country is equivalent to insulting the country itself. Singh demanded that the Lok Sabha Speaker should take action against Rahul Gandhi.
जिस ढंग से लोकतंत्र और देश को अपमानित करते हैं, ये टुकड़े-टुकड़े गैंग की भाषा बोलते हैं: केंद्रीय मंत्री गिरिराज सिंह— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) March 13, 2023
The opposition parties have countered the BJP’s demand for an apology, stating that Rahul Gandhi’s statement was taken out of context. They have also accused the BJP of trying to divert the attention of the people from the pressing issues faced by the country.
The uproar in the Parliament has once again highlighted the growing political tensions in India, with the BJP and the Congress engaged in a bitter war of words. The incident also highlights the need for the country’s political leaders to maintain a decorum while making statements, both inside and outside the Parliament.