Published On : Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016

PM prefers to sit in his Parliament chamber than attend debate: Congress


New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to stop addressing public meetings and be present in parliament to address the concerns of the opposition and the 130 crore Indian citizens.

“The Prime Minister comes to Parliament, sits in his chamber, but doesn’t attend either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, which is a matter of concern not just for the opposition, but also for the 130 crore people of this country. After all, we want to know the reason why the prime minister does want to come to both houses, but feels free in giving speeches outside parliament,” Azad said.

“We said the opposition is ready for a discussion, but a prime minister who is addressing public rallies on daily basis, should at least be present in the house,” he added.

Azad further said, “The prime minister should have cancelled his public meeting after he got news of the Kanpur train tragedy. He should have thought that such a big accident had taken place and rescue operations to save passengers’ lives were still on. But, the Prime Minister commenced his meeting as he was more worried about abusing the opposition, rather than saving passengers.”