Saturday 22 October 2016

Not Allowed to Speak in LS, Only One Man's Voice Counts: Rahul

New Delhi
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had stormed the Well in Lok Sabha demanding a debate on communal tension, today charged the Narendra Modi government with not allowing discussion in Parliament where he said only one man's voice is heard.

"We are not being allowed to speak in Parliament. We are asking for discussion. There is a mentality in the government that discussion is not acceptable. Everybody feels it, their party feels it, we feel it, everybody feels it," Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament.

"There is a mood in Parliament that only one man's voice counts for anything in this country," he said after Congress members stormed the Well of the House demanding a discussion on growing incidents of communal tension.

"We are raising a point, we are asking for discussion... The Speaker, I mean...It is completely one-sided, partiality. That's what we are raising," Gandhi said.

Reacting to a reporter's comment that he was raising his voice for the first time and leading from the front, Gandhi said, "I have raised my voice many times in Parliament."

Congress had earlier given notice of on adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over rising incidents of communal violence in 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.

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