Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi on Friday slammed opposition members and said it sad that members of the opposition, especially the Congress party, have deviated from the well-known truth about what transpired in the recently concluded session, in the Rajya Sabha.
The opposition appeared committed to hampering the running of the house. The public of our country and even history is witness to the level of noise and indiscipline the opposition has made a kind of practice to bring to the sittings of the house, he said.
Joshi added that the opposition appears to use every means to not let the house proceedings carry on. It was painful when some members of the opposition reduced the temple of democracy to a theatre of a street fight.
Congress & its friendly parties must introspect on defending the shameful behaviour of their members in the House.
It is unfortunate that even their senior members did not respond at all to honest & sincere efforts of Chairman Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu ji to resolve the impasse. pic.twitter.com/RouztV5PI1
— Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad) December 24, 2021
Now in order to somehow create the opposite narrative, senior members of the Congress party such as Jairam Ramesh by casting aspersions on the functioning of a Constitutional authority, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, do a disfavour not only to the truth, but to democracy itself, he said.
Joshi urged the members of the opposition to accept their role of opposition with grace, participate in the smooth functioning of our democracy and not make factually and morally incorrect statements.