New Delhi: After protesting in the parliament today with other Congress MPs, Rahul Gandhi told reporters outside parliament, “We are not being allowed to speak in Parliament. We are asking for a discussion. There is a mentality in the government that discussion is not acceptable”.
Mr. Gandhi also took over to Prime Minister saying,” There is a mood in Parliament that only one man’s voice counts for anything in this country.” The statement comes after the Lok Sabha speaker turned down the Congress request to discuss on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.
The ruling party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap denied all allegations saying, “It is strange that Rahul being the face of Congress is breaking norms and rules of Parliament. Rahul is a senior Congress leader who said the Speaker doesn’t allow them to speak. It is unparliamentarily and uncalled for. It depicts utter frustration.”
Rahul Gandhi led the Congress in the last general elections resulting in the worst performance ever of the party winning 44 seats.