Sushma Swaraj targets Meira Kumar with old video; ‘she interrupted me ’60 times in a 6-minute’ speech’

Sushma Swaraj also shared a link to a newspaper report with the headline “Speaker interrupted Sushma 60 times in 6-min speech.” The Union Minisiter also shared a video on Twitter saying “This is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 7:57 am
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Ahead of the Presidential elections, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Opposition nominee Meira Kumar using a 2013 Lok Sabha speech video for interrupting her “60 times in a 6-minute speech.” Sharing the video of the speech on Twitter, Swaraj wrote, “This is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition.” In the video, the then leader of Opposition, Sushma Swaraj is seen accusing the UPA government of corruption, with

In the video, the then leader of Opposition, Sushma Swaraj is seen accusing the UPA government of corruption, with special focus on coal allocation scam. While the BJP leaders thumped their tables showing their support to Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi could be seen not very pleased with the speech. Minutes later in the video, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar can be seen repeatedly interrupting Swaraj saying “alright”, “thankyou”, “I have to proceed”, indicating that the MP had to conclude her speech.

A lot of commotion can also be heard while Swaraj was lambasting the UPA regime, calling it “the most corrupt government” since Independence. Swaraj had later said the Speaker did not “protect” her when a number of senior ministers created a ruckus during the speech. At the end of the speech, Sushma announced that she was walking out.

The Union Minister also shared a link to a newspaper report with the headline “Speaker interrupted Sushma 60 times in 6-min speech.”

Earlier in the week, the opposition announced the name of Meira Kumar as their candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls. Meira Kumar will take on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

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    Umesh Srivastava
    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:29 am
    As a citizen of this country my perception is, presidential pole is more of a political than head of cons utional.it is modiji vs opposition.i am sure they will fall flat.mr kovind will win for sure with wide margin
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      sikan_der
      Jun 26, 2017 at 5:40 am
      Bjp has just one line ideology. Hate muslims and corrupt hindu minds. It is cancer on india and will go down as dark age of indian history and your children would be ashamed u were part of it.
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        rishi
        Jun 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm
        BJP is inclusive.....'sab ka saath, sab ka vikas'.....it does not hate muslims.....it proposes to make all Indians equal.....no one should be less than the others as muslims were earlier made to believe they are by congress which only wanted their votes and therefore always kept them 'isolated' from mainstream india bribing their mullahs and maulvis in the name of minority assistance for what was actually non-existent health, education and economic conditions .....the illiterate mu.s.l.ims fell prey to the that politics which makes them incompetent to come out and face the real world by honesty and hardwork, which is a common requirement of all citizens of any nation.
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        Chandra Moorthy
        Jun 26, 2017 at 5:34 am
        WONDEFFUL EXPOSITION BY SUSHMAJI.
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          Arvind
          Jun 26, 2017 at 2:57 am
          Hope this will be Meira last election to contest next time if UPA govt comes to power she would be sent as Governor of smaller state like Delhi/Goa/Manupur. However this will take minimum 12 years or more.
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            Dr Anderson James.
            Jun 26, 2017 at 5:26 am
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            LOLO
            Jun 26, 2017 at 2:36 am
            Oh boy .... how hard life must be for both their husbands
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              Dr Anderson James.
              Jun 26, 2017 at 5:26 am
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              Chaudhary Tau
              Jun 26, 2017 at 2:32 am
              Happy B'dau Rahul many more to come. KT told me to wish you.
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                Dr Anderson James.
                Jun 26, 2017 at 5:26 am
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                rishi
                Jun 26, 2017 at 2:29 am
                Meira Kumar's conscience ? ....Meira kumar is shamelessly driven by greed and even more shamelessly exposed so in her "jee hujoori" to an italian housewife who is bent to sabotage, disrupt and crush the aspirations of millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods for which they democratically elected NDA to deliver a governance that treats economic development process of the Nation and higher incomes of all people as its priority.......a priority that does not suit an ancient corrupt congress which has habitually exploited the poor through their commisssion-agents and goons as middlemen collecting haftas for the congress-party from the blood of the poor !
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                  Prem Silhi
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 1:20 am
                  Historically, as a Hindu, I always had interest in the ways of the body like the natives working for the East India Company, the Raj, and since after the so-called independence, the largest employer and benefactor, the Indian National Congress. You just surrender your mind or perish. I see in progression the old Congress guard in media, bureaucracy, quasi-intelligentsia, and a large crowd of followers relentlessly nipping on their soul I thought was beyond the body. The conscience or the sub-consciousness that connects the body and the slavish mind is in fact the soul that often times becomes insensitive to injustices and cruelty inflicted over decades and perhaps for this reason fails to connect with the Supreme Being and without attaining peace, it wanders in eternity. I now think of Meira Kumar and wonder if she ever thought of why a Dalit is a Dalit after seven decades since her political party took over the reins of the government from the British.
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                    Hindu
                    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:55 am
                    Just replace BJP from Congress in your article and you'll notice its not decades..its just last 3yrs story...
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                      Prem Silhi
                      Jun 26, 2017 at 5:44 am
                      اب تم بچے نہیں ہو. پہلے تبصرہ مناسب طریقے سے پڑھ لو اور سمجھ لو پھر اس پر سوچ کر بولنا.
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                      Dr Anderson James.
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