Updated December 20th, 2023 at 15:08 IST
No debate on suspension, only talk on mimicry: Rahul Gandhi
"150 of our MPs have been thrown out but nobody is talking", said Rahul Gandhi on mimicry row.
New Delhi: A day after Kalyan Banerjee was seen mimicking VP Jagdeep Dhankhar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was recording the act on his phone, questioned the government and asked why no one was talking about the suspension of MPs. “MPs were sitting there, I shot their video. My video is on my phone. The media is showing it...Nobody has said anything...150 of our MPs have been thrown out (of the House) but there is no discussion on that in the media. There is no discussion on Adani, no discussion on Rafale, no discussion on unemployment. Our MPs are disheartened and sitting outside. But you are discussing that (mimicry)”, said Rahul Gandhi. Watch his statement below.
Earlier in the day, Kalyan Banerjee remained unapologetic and defended his act that was aired on television news channels. Talking to reporters, on mimicry row, Banerjee said, "Mimicry is one kind of art. I have never had any intention to hurt anyone...Does he really behave like this in Rajya Sabha? Mimicry was done by the PM in Lok Sabha between 2014-2019..."
Mimicry Row: What had happened?
Suspended from Parliament, opposition leaders yesterday 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.
Published December 20th, 2023 at 15:06 IST