‘No bigger lie than this’: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar on Rahul Gandhi’s mic charge

New Delhi: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday indirectly took a dig at Rahul Gandhi and without naming him, said that someone goes out of the country and claims that microphones are switched off in Parliament – to set a narrative. For. Dhankhar said, there is no bigger lie than this. Inaugurating an Ayurveda conference at a university, Jagdeep Dhankhar said, “It is my constitutional duty to tell the world that this never happens in the Indian Parliament. Yes, there was a dark period known as Emergency. But That’s not possible now.” In Meerut. Addressing the program, he demanded such a ‘medicine’ that would restore the dignity of Parliament.

This is not the first time that Dhankhar has objected to Rahul Gandhi’s microphone off statement. Though the Congress leader reiterated this claim several times during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, his statement drew criticism in the UK. “If I see silence on this event by a parliamentarian outside the country who is motivated, I will be on the wrong side of the Constitution. How can I sanctify the statement that mikes have been switched off in the Indian Parliament?” Dhankar said first. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh criticized the statement and said that Dhankhar, being the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, could not be a “cheerleader for any ruling dispensation”.

In his recent UK tour, Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Modi and said that he is destroying India’s architecture. The Congress leader said that in India, opposition leaders are silenced and the mike is silenced when they say something in Parliament. Institutions are under attack, Rahul Gandhi said while explaining the genesis of Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra.