Monsoon Session: Govt's running away from discussion in Parliament on price rise, GST hike is 'unparliamentary', says Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi alleged that no matter how much the Prime Minister tries to silence the opposition by declaring many words as "unparliamentary", he will have to answer on these issues.
New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the government over the issues of price rise, hike in GST rates and depreciating value of Rupee and alleged that it is "unparliamentary" on the part of the Prime Minister to not answer questions and run away from a discussion in Parliament
He also alleged that no matter how much the Prime Minister tries to silence the opposition by declaring many words as "unparliamentary", he will have to answer on these issues.
"The Rupee crossed Rs 80. The gas cylinder man is asking for Rs 1,000. There are 1.3 crore unemployed people in June. Now GST burden on food grains too. No one can stop us from raising public issues, the government will have to answer," Gandhi tweeted.
रुपया पहुंचा 80 पार— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 19, 2022
गैस वाला मांगे ₹ हज़ार
जून में 1.3 करोड़ बेरोज़गार
अनाज पर भी GST का भार
जनता के मुद्दे उठाने से हमें कोई रोक नहीं सकता, सरकार को जवाब देना ही पड़ेगा।
संसद में चर्चा और सवालों से भागना सबसे 'असंसदीय' है, प्रधानमंत्री जी।
"Running away from discussion and questions in Parliament is most 'unparliamentary', Prime Minister ji," he said in a tweet in Hindi
In a Facebook post, the Congress leader also dubbed the government as "extortionist" and said, "No matter how much the prime minister tries to silence us by terming many words as "unparliamentary", he will have to answer"
The post titled - "This time, 'extortion' government?" said from now on, five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be charged from the public on packaged products like milk, curd, butter, rice, pulses, bread.
Gandhi said when the Prime Minister was in the opposition, he had made inflation the biggest issue, but today he has pushed the public into a "deep quagmire of problems, in which people are getting drowned every day."
The Congress protested in Parliament and raised the issue in both houses of Parliament, forcing adjournment till lunch.
Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi, earlier staged a protest over these issues outside Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex, where some opposition MPs also joined them. (PTI)