Congress president Kharge, while insisting on discussion on the Manipur violence, under Rule 267 said it should not be made a prestige issue. “Maybe you got angry yesterday,” Kharge told Dhankhar.
Dhankhar’s Witty Response Earns Laughter
In response, Dhankhar said, “I am married for 45 years, I do not get angry. Even as lawyers, we do not have the right to get angry.”
Kharge Playfully Challenges Dhankhar
Amid laughter, Kharge replied, “You may not express it, but you get angry from inside.”
Accusation Against Dhankhar
The Congress president further accused Dhankhar of defending the Prime Minister over the Opposition’s demand on Manipur debate. “The PM is not required to be defended by me. I am not required to defend anyone. I am required to defend the Constitution…your rights. Such an observation from LoP is not very wholesome,” Dhankhar further said.
Parliament’s Monsoon Session Impacted by Opposition’s Demand
Ever since Parliament Monsoon session started on July 20, proceedings in both Houses have been hit due to ruckus by Opposition parties, who have remained steadfast over their demand for a statement by the Prime Minister.
Agreement from Ruling BJP
However, the ruling BJP has agreed to a short-duration discussion on Manipur and a response from Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
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