Parliament :Both Houses Adjourned till Tomorrow Amid Uproar Over Rahul Gandhi’s Remarks

NEW DELHI: Both houses of the parliament are adjourned until tomorrow amidst a ruckus over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “anti-India” London remarks. Stepping up the offensive against Rahul Gandhi, Piyush Goel said, the Parliament cannot sit and watch a member go abroad and talk against the democracy of India.

The Wayanad MP is drawing fire from his remarks at the London event in which he spoke about India’s democracy being attacked. In response to an allegation leveled by the BJP, Congress’ Shaktisinh Gohil filed a breach of privilege notice. The Congress cited examples when the chair had ruled that no member can make allegations against members of another house.

On Monday, as soon as proceedings began in Lok Sabha, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh stood up and said Gandhi has tried to “defame” India in London through his remarks on Indian democracy.

Earlier, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar had also called Gandhi out for his remarks, where he had said that microphones were switched off whenever opposition parties spoke during the assembly sessions.

The Opposition has been persistent in its attack on the government, weeks after Adani Group stocks took a beating on the bourses in the wake of US-based short seller Hindenburg Research making a litany of allegations, including fraudulent transactions and share-price manipulation, on the conglomerate.

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 11 am on March 14, and this phase of the Budget session will continue till April 6.

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