Rahul Gandhi: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi’s Remarks on Democracy, Both Houses Updated | News from India

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Monday amid uproar over remarks by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on democracy.
The government demanded an apology from Rahul for his statement to Cambridge University where he said Indian democracy was “under attack”.
As the second part of the House budget session began, Defense Minister and Lok Sabha Deputy Leader Rajnath Singh stood up and said that Gandhi had tried to “smear” India in London through his observations on Indian democracy.
This House should condemn his remarks and apologise, Singh asked.
Singh further said that Gandhi sought foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs, which should be condemned unequivocally.
The defense minister’s request was supported by members of the ruling alliance.
A similar statement was also made by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshiwho wondered where was democracy when fundamental rights were “trampled” (during Emergency) in 1975. And where was democracy when an ordinance was snatched up, duly approved by the Union cabinet (by Rahul Gandhi during the UPA government).
Union Minister and BJP leader Pijush Goyal he also asked Rahul Gandhi to apologize to all Indians for his misleading statement.
Meanwhile, the head of Parliament in Raja Sabha and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that there is no rule of law and democracy under Modi ji.
“They (the government) are running the country like a dictatorship, and not according to the Indian Constitution,” he said.
He further said that when we raise the issue of setting up the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the issue of Adani shares, the microphones are turned off and the ruckus breaks out in the House.
Rahul Gandhi had recently said in London that Indian democratic structures are under “brutal attack” and there is a full-scale assault on the country’s institutions.
Amid heavy chanting from members of Congress, the House was adjourned until 2pm by Speaker Om Birla.
(With contributions from agencies)


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