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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 19:15 IST

Mimicking row: 'Iska hisab lok sabha elections mein milega...': Jat community warns Oppn

Taking to Twitter, the Jat community said it will take account of Dhankhar's mockery in 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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VP Dhankhar at Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai's book launch event. | Image:X/@VPIndia
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New Delhi: Hitting out at TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee who was at centre of controversy on Tuesday for mimicking Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Jat Association issued a warning to the opposition MPs, and Congress leaders. Taking to Twitter, the community said it will take account of this mockery in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

“Vice President of the country and the pride of Jat community Jagdeep Dankhad Saheb has been ridiculed by Congress elements. The Jat community will definitely take account of this mockery in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Thank you . Information issued in the interest of Jats”, the Jat Association wrote on X (previously Twitter).  See the post below. 

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Mimicking Row: What had happened?

Suspended from Parliament, opposition today staged protests on the stairs of the building with Trinamool Congress leader Kalyan Banerjee breaking into an impromptu skit mocking Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Rahul Gandhi making a video of the performance, sparking a political controversy.

The targeting of the vice president drew sharp reactions from the BJP as the Rajya Sabha chairman himself termed the opposition actions as "shameful" and "insult" of his background as a farmer and "position as a Jat".

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"Imagine what must be going through my heart when your senior leader videographs a Member of Parliament mocking the institution of the chairman... Don't take on my background as a farmer," Dhankhar said in Rajya Sabha, addressing senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.   

Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi termed this as a mockery of democracy and the constitutional institutions.

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In a post on X, he said, "The I.N.D.I alliance reaches a new low as suspended TMC MP mimics a constitutional position, and the so-called messiah of democratic values, @RahulGandhi, stands there laughing at it. They are a disgrace to democracy, to the people they represent, and to the nation."

The BJP also termed Banerjee's conduct as condemnable.

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"This is an example of how the opposition is sabotaging parliamentary democracy. TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee is mocking the Vice President in the Parliament premises, and Rahul Gandhi is recording the video; nothing can be more unfortunate than this," Rakesh Sinha, BJP Rajya Sabha member said.

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 19:06 IST

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