Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over repeated disruption by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha. The incident happened when PM Modi was replying to the motion of thanks on President’s address and, the Leader of Opposition, Chowdhury, was continuously raising objection despite Speaker OM Birla’s request to stop.
Perturbed with the behaviour of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister asked him to stay silent and let him make his speech. He said, “Adhir Ranjan ji, ab zyada ho raha hai. I respect you”.
On a humorous note, PM Modi said, “You (Chowdhury) will get more publicity than Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. Don’t worry…This doesn’t look good, why are you doing this?”
The Congress members walked out of the Lower House in the middle of PM Modi’s speech.
“We walked out because the Prime Minister didn’t discuss our concerns over farmers’ death. He agreed that amendments are required in farm laws, some states will be benefitted and some’ won’t. Why do you have to bring laws that won’t be benefitting everyone?” Chowdhury said after staging a walkout.
While delivering his speech in the Lower House, PM Modi appealed to the farmers to end their protest against the three farm laws and hold talks with the government.
The prime minister reiterated that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Mandi system will continue. Making his point, PM said: “After the laws relating to agriculture were passed by Parliament, no Mandi has shut. Likewise, MSP has remained and the procurement on MSP has also remained.”
This House, our Government and we all respect the farmers who are voicing their views on the farm bills. This is the reason why the top most ministers are constantly talking to them. There is great respect for the farmers, the PM asserted.
Taking aim at the opposition, including the Congress, PM Modi said, “Those who are disrupting the House are doing so as per a well-planned strategy. They are unable to digest that people are seeing through the truth. Through their games, the trust of the people can never be won.”
Coming down hard at the grand old party, the prime minister said, “The condition of the Congress party, a very old party which ruled the country for about six decades, has now become such that its Rajya Sabha unit moves in one direction while the Lok Sabha unit moves in another direction.”
He concluded his speech in Lok Sabha by appealing to protesting farmers to come to the table to resume talks.
Source: Times Now