Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge expressed feeling “insulted” during the Rajya Sabha proceedings when his microphone was turned off while speaking with permission from the Chair.
Uproar and Demands from the Opposition
The incident led to an uproar among opposition members, who demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ongoing ethnic clashes in Manipur.
Counter Reactions and House Chaos
In response, treasury bench members started shouting “Modi, Modi,” resulting in a din in the House. Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar appealed for order, but the exchanges continued, leading to an adjournment until noon.
Heated Exchange and Demand for PM’s Presence
Earlier, Goyal and Kharge had a heated exchange in the Rajya Sabha, with Kharge demanding PM Modi’s presence and Goyal mentioning atrocities on women in opposition-ruled states to be discussed.
Monsoon Session Marred by Disruptions
The Monsoon session, which began on July 20, has been marked by continuous disruptions over ethnic violence in Manipur, particularly a viral video showing two women being paraded naked by a mob. Opposition demands PM Modi’s statement on the issue.
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