“In my parliamentary career, I am hurt for the first time. This is a serious allegation. I think no home minister should continue after making such a comment,” he said.
Home Minister added that he never made loose comments and was always very particular about what he said.
Mr. Mohammad Salim, however, said that he was quoting from a news magazine and if it was not true, Rajnath Singh must send a legal notice to the media house.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeks suggestions
The Home Minister #RajNathSingh said the government will seek suggestions from MPs on the ‘growing intolerance’ in the country.
“We would like to have suggestions on how to stop it, from members who think intolerance is growing,” he said in the Lok Sabha, adding the government felt there was no such problem.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 4:00 p.m.
“There’s ‘some amount’ of intolerance”
Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, while participating in a debate in the Rajya Sabha, said there was “some amount” of intolerance in the society which has to be identified and dealt with firmly, instead of generalising it.
Without referring to any particular incident, Mr.Venkaiah Naidu said people making out of turn statements should be condemned, isolated and disowned .inputs with agencies