Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday slammed the government for raising the remarks made by Rahul Gandhi recently in London. Those who are crushing democracy are now discussing how to save it, he said.
Kharge went on to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been functioning as a ‘director’.
A protest march was taken out by Kharge from the Parliament House complex to Vijay Chowk along with several Opposition party MPs. The issue came into force after the BJP launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on democracy on foreign soil, which defamed India’s democratic setup. The BJP has been demanding an apology from him.
Rahul was recently on a visit to London, where he alleged that the democracy of India is under ‘brutal attack’.
Speaking to media persons at Vijay Chowk, Kharge criticised the BJP, saying that they are trying to crush the democratic setup of India but that they talk to save democracy.
Kharge further added that they are sending ED, CBI to suppress the voice of Opposition parties. The Congress chief alleged with the proverb ‘ulta chor kotwal ko daante’ (pot calling the kettle black),”
Kharge unveiled several examples of PM Modi mocking India several times on his foreign trip and cited examples of his speeches in China, South Korea, Canada, and the UAE.
Kharge further added that all this is being done to divert people’s attention from the Adani-Hindenburg issue. We are demanding the JPC look into the Adani issue, he said.
He also claimed that discrimination has been taking place in the Rajya Sabha. As the Leader of the House, he was given the chance to speak for just 10 minutes.
Earlier, several Opposition party leaders met in the chamber of Kharge to make their strategy for the ongoing Budget Session.