On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition over the protests in the house, charging that they were impeding the government’s development efforts and putting their political ambitions before those of the nation.
Due to opposition protests against price increases, both Houses of Parliament have been unable to conduct business since the monsoon session started last week.
When speaking virtually at a programme on the 10th anniversary of former Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Harmohan Singh Yadav’s passing, Prime Minister Modi said, “Many times, the opposition parties put some obstacles in the government’s work as they could not implement the decisions taken by them when they were in power.”
According to PM Modi, the opposition challenges every action the administration does.
“They now object if they (decisions) are put into action. The nation’s citizens dislike it, “added said.
According to the prime minister, there has been a recent “pattern of elevating ideology or political goals above the interests of society and the nation.”
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s words came to mind as Modi emphasised the importance of the nation over party politics.
“Parties are a result of democracy, which is a result of the nation. The majority of parties in our nation, particularly all parties outside of Congress, have adopted this notion, “added he.
According to the Prime Minister, all of the major parties worked together to preserve the Constitution during the Emergency.
For protesting with placards inside the house about price increases earlier on Monday, four Congress MPs were expelled from the Lok Sabha for the remainder of the current session, which ends on August 12. They had been previously cautioned by Speaker Om Birla not to bring placards into the chamber.
At the Gandhi statue on the grounds of the parliament, the suspended MPs protested. Together with the four suspended lawmakers, Congress’ Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha, Gaurav Gogoi, spoke to media “By suspending our MPs, the administration is attempting to scare us. What did they do wrong? They were attempting to bring up problems that were important to individuals.” He argued that the Congress party would not be intimidated.