Rahul Gandhi’s Meeting With Parliament Panel Amid Row Over London Remarks

Rahul Gandhi's meeting with the Parliamentary Assembly amid remarks on London

New Delhi:

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday spoke at length about his speech in London amid allegations by the BJP that he had offended the country abroad by questioning the state of democracy. MP Wayanad said he was only questioning India’s democracy and could not be seen as “anti-national” for that, according to sources.

At the session of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gandhi also added that he did not ask any other country to intervene.

According to sources, the former Speaker of the National Assembly told leaders present that he believes this is an internal matter and that they will deal with it.

Mr. Gandhi’s remarks were countered by BJP MPs who said it was not the right platform to talk about on the subject. Some other MPs present at the meeting also supported the argument made by MP BJP while many opposition MPs supported Mr. Gandhi’s right to clarify or defend himself due to the remarks mentioned in the meeting. his visit to London.

A huge controversy has erupted over Rahul Gandhi’s comments in London, with at least four Union Ministers demanding his apology in and out of parliament.

The first week of the Budget session was canceled due to protests and slogans in both houses.

While the BJP is demanding an apology from Mr. Gandhi, the Opposition is determined to form a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to investigate the allegations by the US short-selling firm Hindenburg Research against the Adani Group.

At Cambridge University, Mr. Gandhi said that Indian democracy was under pressure and the voices of the opposition were being muffled. “The institutional framework needed for democracy — Parliament, a free press and the judiciary, just the idea of ​​mobilizing and moving around are all limited. So we’re faced with an attack on the basic structure of Indian democracy,” he said.


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