Hours after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test in Karnataka on Saturday, another controversy broke out as the Congress objected to the appointment of BJP MLA K G Bopaiah as the pro tem Speaker.
At the AICC briefing, Congress’s communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala also extended best wishes and a speedy recovery to Jaitley on behalf of the party and its president.
Leaders of seven Opposition parties, led by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, met Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.
The proposal was moved by the Smriti Irani led I&B Ministry. Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Smriti Irani wanted to now know what shows people watch within the four walls of their bedrooms.
Criticising the Narendra Modi government for not waiving farm loans despite the farmers distress, Surjewala said, “I wonder what is the logic for writing off huge amount of loans for a few select industrialists, but not being bothered about the crores of distressed farmers”.
Randeep Surjewala accused Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad of peddling lies, falsehood and indulging in diversionary tactics.
Randeep Surjewala asked, “Who is protecting Jatin Mehta? Does the protection emanate on account of his close relationship with an industrial house closest to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi through marriage of his son?”
The PNB chief explained how the incident came to light after he received a “vague email” from customers, involved in the fraud, about settling the dues and the bank sought a detailed response.
“As the Modi government stumbles and fumbles, hides and conceals, indulges in doublespeak, sacrifices national interest and refuses to answer on loss to public exchequer, India will continue to demand answers,” said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.
Randeep Surjewala said with NDA-constituents such as the Shiv Sena and TDP showing discontent with the BJP and the Congress forging the unity of opposition forces, the “2019 Lok Sabha polls will bring forth a wave of change”.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala leveled ‘political witch hunt’ allegations against the BJP a day after the CBI filed a charge sheet against former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with a Rs 1,500 crore land deal case.
The Congress asked the government to wake up from its “deep slumber” and investigate the stories of data breach and take measures to secure the Aadhaar data.
“Attention–To all ‘Young Men/Women’ in India. Please take prior approval from BJP for deciding whom to marry; deciding the venue of marriage; deciding the nature of festivities; deciding the food menu. Thank You. PS- Issued in Public Interest,” Surjewala tweeted.
Congress hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s take on Congress’internal election in which the party is likely gearing upto appoint Rahul Gandhi at the helm of the party as Congress President.
Addressing the media over the allegations levelled by the PM against the Congress during his rallies on Monday, the Congress leader said: “It is Modi who has done serious injustice to Anandiben Patel and senior BJP leaders”.