CPI MP Mohammad  Salim and  Home Minister Rajnath Singh engage in war of words in Lok Sabha

CPI MP Mohammad  Salim and  Home Minister Rajnath Singh engage in war of words in Lok Sabha#Delhi : #LokSabha #CPI (M) MP Mohammad Salim on Monday accused Home Minister Rajnath Singh of having said about #NarendraModi’s ascent to power that “a Hindu had come to power after 800 years”.

Mr. Rajnath  Singh took objection to the statement, made in the Lok Sabha, and challenged Mr.Mohammad Salim to either prove that he had said so or apologise.

“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

Bureau Report

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