Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed the winter session of Parliament was cancelled to keep away from a debate on the continuing farmers’ protest in opposition to the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines. In his weekly column ‘Rokhthok’ within the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut additionally questioned the necessity for spending “Rs 1,000 crore” on the Central Vista undertaking when the Narendra Modi authorities was not serious about holding debates and Parliament session.
1000’s of farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders since November 26 in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines. They’ve been demanding a repeal of the laws.
“The winter session of Parliament has been cancelled in order that there could be no debate on the continuing farmers’ protest close to Delhi,” Raut mentioned.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 10 laid the muse stone of the brand new Parliament constructing and described the occasion as a “milestone in India’s democratic historical past”.
The revamp envisages a brand new triangular Parliament constructing, with seating capability for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that’s focused to be constructed by August 2022 when the nation might be celebrating its 75th Independence Day.
Criticising the Centre over it, Raut mentioned the prevailing Parliament constructing was effective and will have functioned nicely for one more 50 to 75 years.
“No one thinks that destroying the legacy and reminiscences of earlier leaders and constructing new buildings to construct your individual picture was an excessive amount of democracy,” Raut mentioned sarcastically.
The Supreme Courtroom on December 7 allowed the Centre to go forward with the muse stone-laying ceremony for the Central Vista undertaking after the federal government assured it that no development or demolition work would start until the apex court docket decides the pending pleas on the problem.
Raut additionally mentioned former UK prime minister Winston Churchill labored to defeat his political rivals with all his may, however all the time handled his defeated opponents with dignity.
“Modi and his colleagues ought to preserve Churchill’s instance in thoughts,” the Rajya Sabha member mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)