PM Has Proved That “Saves Democracy”, “Disturbs Dynasties”: Union Minister

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government is ready for discussion and debate on all issues. (file photo)

New Delhi:

With Congress set to raise Pegasus espionage charges again in Parliament, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday asked what it means to disrupt the House on issues “not based on facts”, and added that The opposition should avoid linking the upcoming winter session with the assembly elections.

The Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha said that the government is ready for discussion and debate on all issues based on the decision of the chair in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

In an interview with PTI, Mr Naqvi took a dig at the Congress over the disruption in previous parliamentary sessions, saying that in the last seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established that “democracy saves” and “dynasticism hurts”.

When asked about opposition unity during the last session of Parliament, he said the BJP and Prime Minister Modi believe that there should be one.majboot (not strong”Compelled (helpless)” opposition, but unfortunately in their scramble to lead the opposition, the influence of such parties is waning.

“They should unite on issues. Last time they came together just to disrupt,” he said.

According to sources, the Cabinet Committee on Parliament Affairs has recommended holding of the winter session of Parliament from November 29 to December 23.

Asked about the Congress’s claim that it would raise the Pegasus espionage charges again in Parliament, Naqvi said the decision he has taken is not important, whatever is decided by consensus, the government will be on it. Will continue

“How long will they drag their stories and stories about espionage. There is no point in raising it. These are issues that are not based on facts or logic. So, if you want to disrupt the House on irrational issues, So this is you,” the minority affairs minister said.

Hitting out at the Congress, Naqvi said, ‘Last time we were ready to discuss inflation, we had also fixed the time. Pegasus has been discussed many times and every time it has been revealed.

The minister said the Supreme Court has given its verdict and other agencies have also made their stand clear, but the problem with Congress is that it is the “James Bond of espionage”.

Naqvi alleged that when it is in opposition, the Congress “ruffles up” on espionage and spreads a “monitoring net” when in power.

He claimed that the history of Congress is such that they have spied on their Home Minister and Finance Minister also.

“So, it is all fake and concocted but in spite of this whatever decision the chair takes, it will be discussed,” he said.

Last month, after the Supreme Court ordered the appointment of a three-member panel of cyber experts to probe Pegasus espionage allegations, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi told a press conference that the party would take up the issue again and seek a debate. Will try in Parliament.

Naqvi stressed that the government maintains constant dialogue with the opposition for the smooth functioning of the House.

Stating that the opposition in the previous sessions has been found linking the Parliament session with the assembly elections, he said justice will not be done to parliamentary responsibilities if this continues.

“We have traditionally seen that the opposition raises issues, there is an all-party meeting and there is a business advisory committee meeting to take a decision on that, but unfortunately last time also, the Parliament session was close to the assembly elections and This time also it is close to 4-5 assembly elections. If we link the session with the elections, then we will not be able to do justice to our parliamentary duties.”

Shri Naqvi expressed hope that all important issues will be discussed and the upcoming winter session will be fruitful.

He alleged that till now it has been observed that the opposition links parliamentary sessions with elections.

Targeting the opposition, he said, the problem is that they do not have ground support and hence they create ruckus inside the House.

On the unruly scenes seen in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session, the Deputy Leader of the Rajya Sabha said that the issue is before the Chairman and will be decided by him.

Naqvi said, ‘Our appeal is that our Parliament and parliamentary democracy is the strongest in the world and we should not do anything that will harm it.

Asked about the farmers’ protest and the announcement of a march to Parliament during the winter session, Naqvi said the government is always ready for talks and has never put up a ‘no talks’ board for farmers.

“We appeal to (farmer leaders) to listen, till when will you continue to be exploited. The political parties which are exploiting you are not for you or the farmers’ welfare,” he said.

Shri Naqvi said that in the name of farmers, some people have hijacked this movement for their own benefit.

He said that there are three main issues of the farmers, which have been resolved.

“The government has talked about the guarantee of MSP 1,000 times, both inside and outside Parliament. Then there was the issue of security of ‘mandis’. The ‘mandis’ were, are and will be protected and are thriving. And, Finally, the agricultural laws guarantee the security of farmers’ land. These issues have been resolved.”

“Some people want to spread confusion, fear and misinformation. The government has played its role both inside and outside Parliament (on farmers’ issues),” he said.


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