‘Laying down arms as a political strategy…’: Jagdeep Dhankhar responds to Mallikarjun Kharge on MPs’ suspension row

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‘Laying down arms as a political strategy…’: Jagdeep Dhankhar responds to Mallikarjun Kharge on MPs’ suspension row – Gudstory

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A day after Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on the suspension of MPs, Dhankhar responded to him by scheduling talks at the Vice President’s residence in Delhi on December 25 at 4 pm. Requested to remove.

Earlier, in his letter on December 22, Kharge had reiterated his commitment towards open discussion and dialogue. He wrote, “I stand ready to engage in a meeting with you at a mutually convenient date and time in the near future to constructively address these concerns…”

In response, Dhankhar wrote, “We need to move forward and in this direction I would be grateful if you would spare time for talks on December 25 at 4 pm or at your convenience at the Vice President’s residence.”

Also read: ‘Government will adopt its own path but…’: Mallikarjun Kharge writes letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on suspension of MPs

The entire exchange of letters started when 45 opposition MPs of Rajya Sabha and 33 opposition MPs of Lok Sabha were suspended from the winter session of Parliament for disrupting the session.

Asserting that the disruption caused by the opposition MPs was deliberate and strategic, Dhankhar stressed that as members of Parliament, we need to set an example of exemplary conduct for others.

He wrote that, “Weaponizing disruption and disturbance as a political strategy is nothing less than desecration of the temple of democracy. As members of the Council of States, the Upper House, the House of Elders, we hold our conduct worthy of emulation by others.” need to be emulated.” ,

In his letter, Dhankhar noted, “The basis of suspension, contrary to your stand, was the deliberate creation of disorder in the House through sloganeering, raising placards, entering the well of the House and pointing towards the Speaker.”

He further said, “Before taking the untoward step, all efforts and initiatives on my part to maintain order in the House had been completed, including a brief adjournment and demand for talks in my chamber.”

Meanwhile, the Congress chief had earlier said in his letter that suspension of members on such a large scale is harmful to the basic principles of parliamentary democracy. β€œIt was painful, painful, disappointing and disappointing to see the suspension of members.”

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Published: 23 Dec 2023, 10:48 PM IST


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