The Intolerance Debate in Parliament
This week, the Indian Parliament debated the issue of rising Intolerance in the country. Amidst the usual rhetoric and the verbal duels that we witness in parliament, there were some speeches that really stood out. I am posting some of the ones that I really liked.
Unknown to many, this one speech from Jaydev Galla, the TDP MP, touched all the right chords. He really nailed it very very well in the 10 minute time that he got. He spoke in English with a heavy American accent. This is a speech that stands out. I loved it when the honorable member of parliament said that there are no Indian refugees anywhere in the world.
While most of BJP supporters went gaga over Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi’s Speech, I liked Smt. Kirron Anupam Kher’s speech more. This is not to take away anything from Smt. Lekhi ji but then as a personal choice I like Smt. Kirron Kher ji’s speech more. Here is the speech.
Then, we have the lady who really nailed all the lies with stats. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi ji’s speech is a speech that stands out. The way she brought out stats, the way the she attacked the people who are saying that India is intolerant was awesome. Her ammunition on this subject is amazing. She ought be there on the media panels for BJP. She definitely needs to be there on a bigger role in the party.
Now, here is the reply from the honorable home minister of India on this entire debate. The members from the opposition were interrupting him very frequently. The opposition was not even listening to him completely. They were not letting him speak but he was keeping his nerve and speaking. He clarified on Dadri, produced the response from the Uttar Pradesh government. Then, he went to clarify about the deaths of Panasare , Kaliburgi and Dabholkar. He clarified on the statements of his party ministers and party leaders. The way he ended his speech was also very good. It’s unfortunate that the opposition did not listen to his speech completely.
Happy to see that the debate on that subject has indeed happened. Hope the opposition sees sense in what the treasury benches are saying and lets the house function normally.