Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today rushed into Well in Lok Sabha demanding discussion on communal tensions in the country. Accusing the government of not allowing discussion in the House, Rahul said that only one man’s voice is heard.
As soon as the house met, the opposition parties led by the Congress raised slogans demanding a debate on the communal riots in Uttar Pradesh and the introduction of the bill against communal violence.
Minutes later, Gandhi lead a group of Congress parliamentarians to the speaker’s podium, following which Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till noon.
Talking to mediapersons after coming out of the house, Gandhi accused the speaker of not allowing the opposition to speak.
“Only one person’s voice is heard, our views aren’t heard. We want discussion. The Speaker is partial, we won’t tolerate this partiality, only one voice cannot be heard,” Rahul said soon after the Lok Sabha was adjourned.
The Congress had sought an adjournment of the house proceedings to discuss communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.
The notice was given by Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, party MP M I Shahnawaz and party whip K C Venugopal, party sources said.
They said the party will demand suspension of the Question Hour for taking up the adjournment motion.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, termed Gandhi’s aggression as ‘frustration’.
“There is a procedure laid out and the speaker has to follow it. These accusations against the speaker depict the utter frustration of the Congress and they do not want to participate in any debates,” party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.