On Friday, Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju launched a veiled inquiry into some opposition members who praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Lok Sabha, saying some people prefer to glorify English speakers by keeping mind Western opinions.
At least two Lok Sabha members had praised Gandhi’s remarks on the centralization of power under the BJP government on Thursday, saying he had accurately reflected the pulse of the country’s people.
“Many MPs have spoken brilliantly and beautifully in Parliament, but some prefer to glorify English speakers with Western views in mind,” Rijiju tweeted in Hindi.
“Kayee saansadon ne sansad mein bahut hee shaanadaar aur khoobasooratee se baat kee you, lekin kuchh log pashchimi vichaaron ko dhyaan mein rakhakar angrejee bolane vaalon ka mahimaamandan karana pasand karate hain”.
Participating in the debate at Lok Sabha on the vote of thanks following the President’s address on Thursday, ET Mohammad Basheer, a member of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), said: “I am of the view that if we have to give a thank you message or a resolution of thanks, it should be given to Rahul Gandhi. His speech yesterday (Wednesday) was a true reflection of the pulse of the Indian people.
NK Premachandran, a member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party (RSP), said he agreed with Gandhi that India is not a kingdom, but a union of states, and accused the party at power Bharatiya Janata to label anyone who opposes his programs as “anti-national”.
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