New Delhi, July 26, 2023: (PTI) Congress president and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday hit out at the BJP-led central government saying that his privilege was hurt and he was insulted in the House.
He tweeted in Hindi, “I was keeping the issues before the House, and while 50 members gave notices under Rule 267, I didn’t even get a chance to speak in Parliament. Ok. But at last when I was speaking, my microphone was switched off, this is a blow to my privilege. This is an insult to me. They have challenged my self-respect. And if the House runs on the instructions of the government, then I will understand that there is no democracy,” Kharge said, attaching a video of his remarks which he made in the Upper House.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar had later said that nothing will go on record.
The Opposition parties have been demanding a detailed discussion on Manipur violence inside the House along with the Prime Minister’ statement on the issue.
Since day 1 (July 20) of the Monsoon session, the Opposition parties of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance or INDIA have been demanding a detailed discussion on Manipur, where the ethnic clashes erupted on May 3.
While hundreds of people have died, thousands have been forced to take refuge in the relief camps The Parliament has been witnessing a stormy session in the wake of the demands by the Opposition MPs over the Manipur violence.