New Delhi/ Chandigarh, July 27: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for muzzling the voice of opposition and promoting politics of hate in the country.
The Chief Minister, who joined the protesting opposition MPs against the suspension of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, said that unfortunately the ruling alliance don’t allow the MPs to raise the issue of public concern.
However, he said that if exercising his democratic right any MP comes in the well of the house, he is unlawfully suspended, which is very shameful. Bhagwant Mann said that this dictatorial way of suppressing the voice of elected representatives of the people that too in this ‘temple of democracy’ is unwarranted and undesirable.
The Chief Minister said that silencing the opposition for political gains is not a new thing in this dictatorial regime. He said that in the last nine years the opposition has been completely ignored by the ruling alliance by using various tools. Bhagwant Mann said that the bills are passed in ruckus created in the august house without even bothering to get the consent of all the members adding that this is a blot of the entire democracy.
The Chief Minister said that all the MPs having conscience are with Sanjay Singh and are staging a protest here today. He said that the Prime Minister loves to talk in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ but he is never ready to listen to what the people of the country have to say. Bhagwant Mann said that the wise and democracy loving people of the country will never accept this and will teach a befitting lesson to the BJP and its allies for this sin.
The Chief Minister said that Modi and company are jeopardising the democracy in the country. He said that if the country is to be run by 30 people including Prime Minister, Home Minister and their 28 Governors then why should huge money be wasted on conducting elections. Bhagwant Mann said that this is a dangerous trend in the democracy which needs to be checked immediately.
The Chief Minister said that the shameful incident at Manipur is the result of divisive and hatred policy being pursued by the BJP. He said that this is not in the interest of the country and its people as the repercussions of this policy will be tragic. Bhagwant Mann demanded that President rule should be immediately imposed in Manipur for the total collapse of the law and order situation.
The Chief Minister said that what Governor was doing in Manipur when the law and order situation had completely deteriorated. He said that the Governors in other states especially those ruled by non-BJP states were peeping into the daily affairs of the states and not allowing the elected governments to work. However, Bhagwant Mann said that the Governor of Manipur was just a mute spectator to the series of horrendous events unfolding in the state.
The Chief Minister urged the President of India to take suo moto cognizance of the unfortunate and barbaric incidents taking place in Manipur and impose President’s rule in the state. He said that it is unfortunate that when Manipur was burning, the Prime Minister of the country was enjoying his foreign trip in the other countries. Bhagwant Mann said that this reflects the insensitiveness of the Modi government in dealing with this crisis.
The Chief Minister said that the Union government has lost confidence amongst people and they will teach Modi and company a lesson in the general elections slated to be held in 2024. Taking a jibe over the leakage in the newly constructed building of Parliament house, he said that the old building of Parliament constructed over a century ago is still intact whereas the roof of the new building has leaked which reflects the sorry state of affairs in the country. Bhagwant Mann said that this indicates that the Modi government is hand in glove with the corrupt elements.