The Union Minister said that the public of the country and even history is witness to the level of noise and indiscipline the opposition has made a kind of practice to bring to the sittings of the house. He said, in fact the opposition appears to use every means to not let the house proceedings carry on. Mr Joshi said, it was painful, when some members of the opposition reduced the temple of democracy to a theatre of street fight. He mentioned that Rajya Sabha Chairman reached out to the opposition to break the stalemate during the Parliament Session.
Government urges opposition to refrain from making factually and morally incorrect statements
The government has urged members of the opposition to accept their role as opposition with grace, participate in the smooth functioning of country’s democracy and not make factually and morally incorrect statements. In a statement, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that it is both astonishing and saddening that members of the opposition, especially senior members of the Congress party, have deviated from the well-known truth about what transpired in the recently concluded Winter Session, in the Rajya Sabha. He said, the opposition appeared committed to hampering the running of the house during Winter Session of Parliament.
The Minister added that the opposition came back in multiple voices which were unclear and contradictory at the same time. He said, when the Chairman reached out in a concrete manner, the response proved that the intention beneath the conciliatory talk was that the House do not run. This is a must read Joshi said that now in order to somehow create the opposite narrative, senior members of the Congress party such as Jairam Ramesh by casting aspersions on the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, do a disfavour not only to the truth, but to democracy itself.