The Congress said the “entire Modi ecosystem” is now being galvanised on the “so-called mimicry non-issue” while it remains silent on how a BJP MP “facilitated entry of two intruders” into the Lok Sabha and on the suspension of over 140 Opposition MPs.
The Congress on Wednesday hit back at the saffron party for its criticism of a TMC leader’s mimicry of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, saying a “desperate attempt” is being made to divert attention from the unprecedented suspension of MPs by raising this issue.
In a post on X, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “The entire Modi ecosystem now being galvanised on the so-called mimicry non-issue, while it remains silent on the real issue of why and how a BJP MP from Mysuru facilitated entry of two intruders into Lok Sabha on December 13th ‘?who are now charged under the anti-terror law UAPA.”
“The entire ecosystem is also silent on the summary suspension of 142 MPs for making a perfectly legitimate demand,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) MPs in Rajya Sabha stood up and took part in the House proceeding on Wednesday to express their support to Chairman and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar after TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicked him outside the Parliament yesterday.
The vice-president said he would not tolerate any insult to Parliament and the post of vice-president. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar expressing great pain over the “abject theatrics” of some MPs in the Parliament complex yesterday.
Two MPs from Kerala namely – Thomas Chazhikadan and AM Arif were suspended from the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, taking the total number of suspensions in both houses to 143.