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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 19:31 IST

'Never be deterred': Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar hits back at Opposition amidst mimicry row

During his address to the graduating batch of the National Statistical Systems Training Academy, the VP made references to the mimicry row in Parliament.

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar. | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: On Sunday, the Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar made pointed references to the antics of Opposition parties during the recently concluded winter session of Parliament. It may be recalled that TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee was caught on camera mimicking the Vice President during a protest on Parliament grounds.

The aforementioned comments by the VP were made during the course of his address to the 2023 batch of the Indian Statistical Service Probationers at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas. 

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“Even in my constitutional position as Chairman, Rajya Sabha & Vice-President, people don’t spare me! Should that change my mindset? Should that result in a deviation of my path? No!” said VP Dhankhar.

“I am a sufferer! A sufferer knows how to withstand from within, taking all upfront, enduring all insults, with one direction - we are in the service of our Bharat Mata,” said the Vice President in a snippet uploaded to his official X page. 

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“Never be deterred by those who have a poor digestive system for our growth. They are chronic critics. Nothing is more dangerous than a knowledgeable man who knows the truth but does not speak it. He exploits the ignorance of others for political equity,” said VP Dhankhar in an apparent reference to members of the Opposition.

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 19:31 IST

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