Sources in the BJP today claimed they would not allow Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to speak in the house unless he apologized for his comments on Indian democracy in London, which caused both houses of parliament to be adjourned for the second day in a row.
In the midst of raucous protests from the BJP, which is demanding that Congressman Rahul Gandhi apologize for his comments at Cambridge University, and opposition parties calling for an investigation into the Adani-Hindenberg dispute by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, both houses of the parliament were again adjourned today.
While disorderly conditions prevailed inside the parliament, audio of the proceedings was muted. Rahul Gandhi’s claim that opposition leaders’ microphones were muted in the parliament was repeated by Congress in a jab at Narendra Modi.
“The microphone used to be off earlier, but today even the House proceedings were muted. For PM Modi’s friend, the house is silent “In Hindi, the grand-old-party tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi appeared in the Lok Sabha for the second time today since the controversy over his comments began, but no business could be conducted because the house was adjourned until next week. Although Mr. Gandhi has stated that he wants to address accusations levelled against him in the house, the BJP is adamant that he first apologise.
Shehzad Poonawalla, the national spokesperson for the BJP, described Mr. Gandhi’s comment as “egregious and gravely offensive” and said that before seeking redress in the legislature, Mr. Gandhi should apologise publicly.
“Isn’t it sad that One Parivar’s ego comes before the Parliamentary institution?
Rahul’s call for foreign intervention on foreign soil is an outrageous and gravely offensive attack on our sovereignty.
AccirdBefore seeking redress in Parliament, he ought to have apologised publicly right away if he was sincere about the institution.
You cannot discredit Parliament and then ask for its help.
First, apologise to the country, Pehle Maafi Maango Desh se”, he tweeted.