Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that we wanted to raise many issues in this session. I also want to raise the issue of Nagaland. We wanted to discuss, but repeatedly adjourned the house. He adjourns the house at least 6-7 times a day.
Leader of Opposition and Congress Mallikarjun Kharge in Rajya Sabha
Demanding the cancellation of the suspension of 12 suspended members in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress has said that the government is responsible for the disturbances being created in the House. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the government is doing dictatorship. Efforts are being made to suppress our voice. Our fight will continue till the suspension of the members is not revoked.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday that the government is responsible for the disturbances being created in the House today. We made a lot of efforts to run the House and again and again we kept meeting both the Leader of the House and the Chairman. We also made our point that under the rule 256, when you are suspending them, then according to that rule you can suspend.
Kharge said that he left those rules and wrongly, brought about the incidents which happened in the monsoon session and suspended 12 of our members by bringing them in this ongoing session. Even after suspending, we told them that under Article 82(2A) of the Constitution they cannot dismiss us. As long as what is the fault of each member, what he did, he should be told about it first.
Decision not taken under Constitution: Kharge
He said that in such a situation all 12 people will have to be asked. After that there will be a resolution move and dismissal on the same day, that is, it should have happened on August 11, 2021. But bring the incident of that day in this session. House disrupted. When the house is disrupted, they do not have the right to sack them. The events that happened in the last session end in this session.
On the dismissal of 12 MPs, Kharge said that this decision was not taken under the Constitution. Even according to the rules, this step is not correct. Dismissals are taking place in a non-democratic way. We are repeatedly requesting the Chairman that you should be the protector of the Constitution. It is your duty to protect the rights of our members. Kharge asked whether he was under pressure from the government. Does the government not want it, or is the government giving them wrong guidelines. We don’t know, but our members were dismissed.
He said that we wanted to raise many issues in this session. I also want to raise the issue of Nagaland. Suspended members were not allowed to participate in the debate. We wanted to discuss, but he repeatedly adjourned the house. He adjourns the house at least 6-7 times a day. From this it seems that the intention of the government is not to run the House. Those who are going to talk are trying to run the house by keeping them out. That is why we want together with the opposition members that our fight will continue till the suspension of the members is not revoked. One day we will hold a sit-in protest demanding the cancellation of the suspension. We have appealed to the Lok Sabha members to join the dharna. There is an attempt to suppress our voice which is not right. This is dictatorship. We will not allow this to happen and will continue to fight against it.
Nagaland firing: What were your informers doing: Kharge
Earlier, on the Nagaland firing, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told Parliament on Monday that the army has started investigation at the highest level in the incident. Action will be taken on this as per law. On his statement, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that we wanted to ask the government about the compensation for the families of the victims. But we were not given a chance. He (Home Minister) said in the last paragraph that ‘the government is sorry’. what does this mean? It means you made a mistake.
Targeting the Center, the Congress leader said that what was your intelligence department doing? What were your informers doing? He (Home Minister) should know all these things. We were ready to ask these things but after his statement the house was adjourned.
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