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Rahul Gandhi’s London Speech Row Heats Up Discussion At MEA Consultative Committee Meet

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Rahul Gandhi’s London Speech Row Heats Up Discussion At MEA Consultative Committee Meet

New Delhi: The controversy over Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in London retains discovering new venues to create a ruckus. After heavy chaos in Parliament, the difficulty was raised throughout a Parliamentary Consultative Committee assembly, reported ANI. It was chaired by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on India’s G20 presidency within the nationwide capital. 

In response to the information company ANI, Jaishankar gave an in depth presentation on the G20 presidency to the committee members. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was among the many opposition members current on the assembly.  

Amidst the assembly, a ruling get together MP raised the difficulty of political leaders attempting to get reward by speaking about Indian democracy on overseas land, reported ANI citing sources. The company added that when the remark was made, Rahul Gandhi intervened and stated it was an oblique reference to him. 

The sources instructed ANI that the Wayanad MP additional stated that his criticism was towards a person, who was named in a report and never towards the federal government including that a person industrialist was not the federal government as was perceived. 

Gandhi added that he didn’t converse within the method that the ruling BJP was claiming he did. 

Sources additional instructed the information company that one of many BJP MPs countered Gandhi’s remarks saying the assembly was not the suitable platform to discuss this. Just a few different MPs who had been current on the assembly stated the identical whereas opposition leaders backed Rahul Gandhi’s proper to make clear. 

ANI talked about citing sources that EAM Jaishankar additionally requested Gandhi to not converse on the matter on this platform 

Reacting to the event after the assembly, in keeping with ANI, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “A superb assembly of the Consultative Committee on Exterior Affairs in the present day on India’s overseas coverage aims within the G-20 was considerably marred by some members needlessly politicising the dialogue. @RahulGandhi robustly responded to them & it ended with an amicable group {photograph}.” 

A BJP MP who was current within the assembly instructed ANI, “There is no such thing as a doubt that Mr. Gandhi used this platform as a result of he got here underneath great stress within the wake of the backlash seen in Parliament and among the many public over his remarks in London.” 

Sources additional instructed ANI that EAM Jaishankar took offence to Rahul over his assertion that Indian democracy was in peril. Nonetheless, the sources stated to ANI, the Congress MP stood by what he stated in regards to the state of Indian democracy within the current day. 

The report said that after a degree, the federal government representatives requested Rahul to talk solely on the topic regardless of being allowed to make his level very briefly. 

“When Mr. Gandhi wished to remark, he was allowed by the Exterior Affairs Minister to briefly make his comment. However the second Mr. Gandhi began making it into an extended speech and provides it political overtones, Mr. Jaishankar requested him to chop his speech brief (sic),” one other supply instructed ANI, the company quoted. 

Overseas Affairs Minister Jaishankar additionally tweeted {a photograph} after the assembly and stated, “Chaired the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for Exterior Affairs on India’s G20 Presidency. Thank members for his or her energetic participation.”

The assembly was attended by EAM S Jaishankar, MoS MEA V Muraleedharan, Congress MPs Rahul Gandhi and Dr Shashi Tharoor, TMC was represented by Shatrughan Sinha, BJD by Sujeet Kumar, UBT MP Priyanka Chaturvedi and RJD MP Prem Chandra was additionally current. BJP MPs GVL Narasimha Rao, Dt Rajdeep Roy, Mahesh Jethmalani and Anil Firojia had been amongst those that attended the assembly. Senior MEA officers had been additionally current on the assembly. 

Rahul Gandhi’s speech in London has been one of many core causes for the ruckus that hindered the working of each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha through the ongoing second leg of the Price range session this week. The opposite is the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe (JPC) on the Adani-Hindenburg situation. 


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