New Delhi: Attacking the government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Friday, said that he wants to speak in the Lok Sabha but the government is not allowing him to do so.
Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament, Rahul said, “For one month we have been wanting to debate demonetisation, we want the government to debate in the House. PM is giving speeches across the country, but he fears coming to the Lok Sabha. He is the House, but he is not willing to sit in the Lok Sabha.”
“What is the reason, why is he so worried? (He) First talked about black money, then ran towards counterfeit currency and now is talking about cash less... come in (to Lok Sabha) and talk to us,” Rahul said.
Making a direct charge on the PM, Rahul said, “This is the biggest scam in India's history. I will speak inside (the Lok Sabha) and the PM will not being able to sit.”
When a scribe asked him whether he felt that government is against him speaking in the Parliament, Rahul said, “They are not allowing me to speak. When we said let's debate, the government ran away...I will talk about the scam carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
“An earthquake will happen when I speak in the Parliament,” Rahul said emphatically.
Rahul's frontal attack on the government amid high drama in the Parliament. In the Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjuna Kharge informed that the Opposition is ready for debate under a rule that does not entail voting.
However, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar responded by saying that the government is also ready for a debate but for that to happen the Opposition will have to first apologise for disrupting the house all through the Winter Session.
Soon, there was pandemonium in the house with members from both the Treasury and Opposition resorting to slogan shouting.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to adjourn the house two times to being some order back.