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No confidence motion : BJP-led govt murdered voice of people in Manipur: Rahul in LS


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New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha for not going to strife-torn Manipur.

He accused the BJP-led government of murdering the voice of people in Manipur.

Gandhi, on the second day of discussion on the no-confidence motion in the lower house said, he went to Manipur and spoke to women and children regarding the violent incidents that happened there but the PM didn’t go, not even till day.

He alleged, “You (without taking name) have divided Manipur into two and broken the state. India is the voice of our heart, the voice of the people. The Modi government has murdered the voice of people in Manipur.”

“The people of the country have pain, sorrow and difficulties. To hear this voice, we have to destroy our ego. Only then will we hear the voice of India,” said the Congress MP.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani opposed the motion and hit out at Congress saying that Manipur is not divided, it is an integral part of India.

It was, it is and it will be an integral part of India.

She mentioned that Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Home minister Amit Shah and Defence minister Rajnath Singh repeatedly said that the government was ready to discuss on Manipur but Opposition ran away from debate.

Smriti Irani said, “I spoke to Manipur CM and requested him to take quick action against the accused and after they were arrested and a CBI probe is being done.”

She assured that neither Article 370 will return in Kashmir nor will anyone threaten Kashmiri Pandits.

“The UPA government was aware that, in 2005-2006, the women were raped as they were going for defecating in the open but the government was silent on it. They had provided toilet facilities to only 39 percent of the population till the year 2014, but our government provided 100 per cent coverage of toilet facilities till 2019,” the Minister said.

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