“If Rajya Sabha survives anymore, I will be back here again,” Muslim League MP takes sarcastic dig at Delhi Bill

The Rajya Sabha on Friday bid farewell to three of its members from Kerala who completed six years of their term, with one of them, Indian Union Muslim League’s PV Abdul Wahab sarcastically criticised Narendra Modi government’s new controversial GNCTD Bill while giving his farewell speech.

Wahab told the house, where PM Modi was present, “If this house survives anymore, I’ll be back here again”.

The statement was made against the backdrop of Rajyasabha having passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which is giving primacy to Delhiā€™s Lieutenant Governor (L-G) over the elected government in the national capital.

“What I meant to say ofcourse was that even the safest of our sacred democratic institutions are at threat of being overtaken by vile forces,” said Wahab.

“Such centralisation of power is unacceptable. It goes against the very spirit of our core fedaral values,” he added.