NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday came down hard on the BJP-led NDA government, alleging an attempt to establish “an authoritarian dominance in Parliament by terrifying, terrorizing, tormenting, and tyrannizing the opposition.”
This follows the expunction from records of certain remarks made by Congress MPs Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament last week, pertaining to the Adani group and the controversy followin the Hindenburg report.
Rahul on Tuesday had alleged that industrialist Gautam Adani’s wealth had risen magically under the BJP government, which had facilitated him with major contracts in India and abroad. BJP had objected to some of the remarks as “wild allegations”. On perusal of records, the Lok Sabha released the final print expunging some of the critical statements made by Rahul.

Addressing the media on Sunday, Congress MP and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said BJP does not want the Parliament to run through consensus, collaboration, and concordance, but through clash, chaos, and conflict.
Criticizing the expunction, Singhvi said “There is no use of unparliamentary language, no expletive, no debasement of any institution, no objectionable or abusive word or phrase. Shri Rahul Gandhi and Shri Kharge spoke extremely politely and respectfully and based their addresses on factual narratives. It is amusing and supremely ironical to note that expunged portions even include questions asked!”
“This government’s and the ruling party’s approach show that this is the most curb, control and command freak sarkar in the history of this nation,” he further said.
Singhvi also slammed the suspension of party Rajya Sabha MP Rajani Patil for video recording of House proceedings during the Prime Minister’s speech in Rajya Sabha on Feb 9.
He alleged that the House Chairman acted on “one sided and unilateral proposal of the ruling dispensation.”
Singhvi also accused the session coverage by Sansad TV “biased and selective,” with the footage dominated by treasury bench speakers, while those from the opposition were “given an infinitesimal fraction.”

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