The Congress Thursday said Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge’s summoning by Enforcement Directorate during the working hours of Parliament was an ‘insult’ to the legislature.
The ‘Modishahi’ is reaching a new low, said the key Opposition party.
Congress also said its MPs will march to the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday at 11 am to meet President Droupadi Murmu and raise the issue of the prevailing economic situation in the country.
The grand old party has planned a mass protest against price rise, unemployment and the GST hike on essential items on August 5, wherein it will take out a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and ‘gherao’ the prime minister’s residence.
“It has never happened in the history of democracy that a Leader of Opposition is summoned by a probe agency when the Parliament session is underway. If Mallikarjun Kharge had to be summoned it could’ve been done before 11am or after 5pm. Why’s Modi ji so scared?,” said senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Kharge said, “Is it suitable for the ED to summon me while the Parliament session is ongoing?”
Stating that this weakens democracy, Kharge asserted that this was being done to demolarise the Opposition.
The Opposition members raised slogans like “Tanashaahi nahi chalegi (dictatorship won’t be tolerated)” and “ED-shaahi nahi chalegi (dictatorship of ED won’t be tolerated)”.