Parliament LIVE: 2nd Part of Budget Session to Commence Today, Cong Set to Duel With BJP Over Rahul Gandhi’s UK Remarks


to dedicate lord Basaveshwara statue. There’s a Basaveshwara statue in London, but it’s unfortunate that in the same land, questions were raised on the democracy of India.”

Earlier, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar had also called Gandhi out for his remarks, where he had said that microphones were switched off whenever opposition parties spoke during the assembly sessions.

Dhankhar hit back saying this only happened during an emergency when Congress was in power. Meanwhile, opposition leaders met the VP and told him he must allow discussion on all topics including the Adani-Hindenburg report.

The opposition leaders are expected to meet at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge’s office in the Parliament complex at around 10 am, sources said. The Congress MPs will gather at the Congress Parliamentary Party office before the meeting to deliberate on the party’s strategy, a PTI report said on Sunday.

Opposition parties are gearing up to corner the government on issues such as alleged misuse of probe agencies to target their leaders, allegations against the Adani Group, border standoff with China, price rise and unemployment.

Opposition’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe into the allegations related to the Adani Group still stands firm. Congress MP K Suresh maintained that his party will continue to raise the Adani-Hindenburg issue as the government is yet to give a reply on the controversy.

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