No discussion in Parliament until Sushma Swaraj steps down, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi made it clear that there would be no discussion on the Lalit Modi controversy unless Sushma quits office.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi, Parliament Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi leaves after the Lok Sabha was adjourned on the 3rd day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “silence” on the Lalit Modi controversy, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said his party was against discussion until External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj steps down.

Claiming that Modi’s credibility is on the decline, Rahul said the Prime Minister should listen to the voices of the people of the coutry who are demanding an answer from him over controversies confronting the government.

“The Prime Minister had assured the country that he will not tolerate corruption. His words should carry weight. But he speaks in air, he speaks whatever comes to his mind, his credibility is slowly declining.

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“We asked the PM what he thinks about Lalit Modi. We got no answer. We got no answer on the Vyapam scam, no answer on Chhattisgarh and no answer on Sushma,” he told reporters outside Parliament.

Rahul’s comments come against the backdrop of the stalemate persisting in both the Houses of Parliament with Congress-led opposition aggressively pressing for ouster of Sushma and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam, which the government rejected.

He made it clear that there would be no discussion on the Lalit Modi controversy unless Sushma quits office.

“What we have said is that (there will be) no discussion without resignation. Sushma has done a criminal act. He (Lalit Modi) is a ‘fugitive’. You have signed it (the recommendation for grant of travel document).

The High Commission does not know about it. The Indian government too in unaware of that,” he said and alleged that there were business links between the families of Lalit Modi and Sushma Swaraj.

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    Feb 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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    1. M
      Jul 24, 2015 at 11:12 am
      When hiji returned in 1914 after spending 26 years in London and South Africa CONgress was divided between empire loyalists and nationalists led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Aurobindo. The British tortured the nationalists and nurtured the empire loyalists led by hiji. Soon hiji reached the top leadership of INC, replacing Tilak as leader of the mes. Also used religion to penetrate into Hindu society by replacing Aurobindo as philosopher and thinker. hiji's philosophy was you should hate the sin, but love the sinner. In1998 the Sonia G was proclaimed as the Congress President after staging a bloodless coup against the party’s elected president. The consutionally elected senior Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was hounded to resign and thrown out lock, stock and barrel. The deposed president had been elected only less than a year ago in a democratically contested election, the first one after Congress(I) was formed in 1978. The coup had abruptly stopped the party’s gradual rediscovery of democratic ways of conducting its internal affairs. Kesri’s dreams of a commoner becoming prime minister was realized when a chaiwala became the PM. Currently the family-centric Con(g) and its parasitically dependent durbar is maneuvered by vested interests equipped with the Money power, Muscle power, Media power and Mafia power
      1. R
        Ravi Kant
        Jul 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm
        Adjournment of Parliament is loss of public and the country.