A brawl took place in Parliament today between the ruling BJP and the Congress over remarks made by the Congress' chief, Mallikarjun Kharge, while the BJP has been demanding an apology from the Congress..
New Delhi: A brawl took place in Parliament today between the ruling BJP and the Congress over remarks made by the Congress’ chief, Mallikarjun Kharge, while the BJP has been demanding an apology from the Congress.
Mr. Kharge said yesterday, pointing to the BJP, that the Congress party had sacrificed a large number of lives during the freedom struggle, whereas the BJP had not lost any members.
The Congress had to do all the hard work for the independence of the nation and lost two of its stalwart leaders, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, who sacrificed their lives, Mr Kharge said in Rajasthan’s Alwar.
“Has even your dog at home died for the country? “Still, they claim themselves to be patriots, and if something is said against them, then we are referred to as deshdrohi (anti-nationals),” the Congress president said.
The BJP started calling for an apology the moment the proceedings of the day began in parliament.
“Mallikarjun Kharge should apologise for using aggressive language in Alwar,” said Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in the Rajya Sabha.
As the demand started heating up in the House, the vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman, Jagdeep Dhankhar, said the comment took place outside parliament.
“The 135 crore people of the country are watching us. It is possible that someone got carried away and said something outside… “You are not children,” he said.
Mr. Kharge remained firm in his remarks, saying, “Those who died for the sake of the country’s independence, and you want them to apologize?”