After a series of suspensions in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha that has mounted to a number of 141 till now, the lawmakers have reached a new low.
The vice president of India, who chairs the Rajya Sabha went through some unbelievable and unprecedented experiences, perhaps the first time for a vice president to have gone through. During the protest at the Makar Dwar of the parliament, the suspended TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee along with other MPs was seen mimicking the RS chairman Jagdeep Dhankad. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was seen filming this activity on his phone.
Nobody among these suspended MPs raised their voice to stop this unparliamentary activity that is detrimental to the dignity of the house and the MPs. None from the group of protesting MPs recognized that the vice president is not for a political party but for the nation.
President Droupadi Murmu tweets, “I was dismayed to see the manner in which our respected Vice President was humiliated in the Parliament complex. Elected representatives must be free to express themselves, but their expression should be within the norms of dignity and courtesy.… pic.twitter.com/Sn8Q1bNns9
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2023
On this incident, President Draupadi Murmu expressed her feelings and wrote on X that she was dismayed to see the manner in which the vice president of India was humiliated. Reminding them of the terms and conditions of the right to express, she wrote, “Elected representatives must be free to express themselves, but their expression should be within the norms of dignity and courtesy.”
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी का फोन आया और उन्होंने कल संसद के पवित्र परिसर में कुछ माननीय सांसदों द्वारा प्रदर्शित की गयी अपमानजनक नाटकीयता पर अत्यंत दुख व्यक्त किया। उन्होंने मुझे बताया कि वह पिछले बीस वर्षों से इस तरह के अपमान सहते आ रहे हैं, लेकिन देश के उपराष्ट्रपति…
— Vice President of India (@VPIndia) December 20, 2023
PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with the vice president in which he expressed his extreme pain over the abject theatrics of a few MPs. The PM also added that he has been at the receiving end of such insults for the last two decades but the fact that it could happen to a vice president holding a constitutional office was unfortunate.