New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi authorities of “not utilizing the Military” to revive peace within the northeastern state.
He was taking part within the debate on the no-confidence movement within the Lok Sabha.
“Lanka was not burnt down by Hanuman. It was burnt due to Ravan’s vanity. You might be pouring kerosene everywhere in the nation. You poured kerosene on Manipur and set it on fireplace,” he mentioned. “Now, you’re attempting to do the identical in Haryana. You’re burning all the nation,” he added, referring to the communal violence in Nuh final week.
Rahul was the primary speaker for the no-confidence movement Wednesday, Day 2 of the talk.
He was scheduled to talk on the movement — moved by the Congress to pressure an announcement by the PM in Parliament on the Manipur scenario, as the primary speaker from the social gathering Tuesday. His title was despatched to the Speaker, however there was a last-minute change and Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi ultimately began the talk.
This was Rahul’s first speech in Parliament since his disqualification was revoked Monday, after the Supreme Courtroom ordered a keep on a Gujarat classes court docket verdict convicting him in a defamation case.
He lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting the state since ethnic clashes started on 3 Might.
He mentioned the Military may handle the violence in Manipur in a day, however the authorities “was not utilizing the Military”.
“Our PM has not gone to Manipur as a result of, for him, Manipur just isn’t India. Manipur just isn’t alive anymore. You (the federal government) have completed Manipur. You’ve got divided Manipur in two components,” mentioned Rahul.
Late Wednesday, Gandhi’s remarks referring to Bharat Mata in Manipur had been expunged from Home information on the orders of the Chair.
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‘Met violence-affected girls & kids in Manipur’
Throughout his speech, Gandhi narrated tales from his Bharat Jodo Yatra and go to to Manipur.
“If we need to hear the voice of our folks, we should crush our vanity,” mentioned Gandhi, whereas talking concerning the yatra.
In Manipur, he added, he met violence-affected girls and youngsters in reduction camps.
“After I requested one lady what occurred together with her, she mentioned, ‘My son… my solely son… was shot lifeless in entrance of my eyes. I lay along with his corpse all the night time. Then I felt a concern… I left my dwelling and every part I had…’ She appeared round to discover a photograph to say that that’s all she had.”
Rahul additionally hit out on the authorities as soon as once more for its alleged hyperlinks with the Adani conglomerate.
“Ravan used to hear to 2 folks — Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. The PM listens to 2 folks — Amit Shah and Adani,” he mentioned.
Rahul additionally brandished a poster to make his level about Adani, however he was requested to not use posters by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Rahul ended his speech with a reference to the Ramayana.
(Edited by Sunanda Ranjan)
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