Temple of Democracy or Park-play for Slogans?

At a time when the nation is crippled by fear and anger due to heinous crimes against women, politicians (those in power as well as the opposition) are busy indulging in petty blame-game. The temple of democracy (parliament) seems more like a park-play for slogans now.

During the winter session in Parliament on Friday, Bharatiya Janata part MPs objected to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi‘s alleged remark – ‘Rape in India’.

While addressing a rally in Godda, Jharkhand on Thursday, the Congress leader said, “Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but nowadays wherever you look, it is ‘Rape in India’. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi’s MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word.”

Demanding an apology over his remarks, Union Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha said, “This is first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country?”

Few MPs in Rajya Sabha raised slogans ‘Rahul Gandhi maafi maango’ (Rahul Gandhi should apologize). The Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu objected for creating such ruckus and said, “You cannot take the name of a person who is not a member of this House. No body has the business to disturb the House”.


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