Centre scared of people-centric discussions in Parliament, says Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the government, alleging that it is "scared" of a discussion in Parliament on issues that concern people like price rise.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been rocked by Opposition protests since the Monsoon session commenced on July 19 over the Pegasus snooping controversy, farm laws and price rise.
"They are used to questions like 'how do you eat mangoes', therefore, they are scared of discussion in Parliament on issues that concern people like price rise," Priyanka Gandhi alleged in a tweet in Hindi.
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said the government is ready for discussion on issues "directly related" to the people.
The protests are over a "non-issue, non-serious issue", said Joshi, the parliamentary affairs minister.
"There are so many issues directly related to the people of India... government is ready for discussions," he said.
Meanwhile on Saturday, attacking the government, Congress leader P. Chidambaram said another case of misuse of Pegasus spyware has been revealed now with France's national cybersecurity agency confirming that Pegasus spyware was infiltrated into phones belonging to two journalists of Mediapart, an investigative journal in France.
"Will the government give up its ostrich-like attitude and agree to the Opposition's demand for a full discussion in Parliament on misuse of Pegasus spyware in India? How long can the government duck and hide and scoot when all that the Opposition wants is a full debate?" Chidambaram said in a series of tweets.