Rajasthan deputy Opposition Leader in Rajasthan Assembly Ramesh Meena claimed today that the legislators of his own Congress party were hand in glove with the state’s BJP government, and said he will take it up with the party’s state unit chief Sachin Pilot. Meena said if Pilot does not listen to the issue raised by him, he will approach Congress chief Rahul Gandhi about it.
His comments came outside the House. During the House proceedings earlier today, Meena had urged the Speaker to allow BJP legislator Ghanshyam Tiwari to speak. Tiwari wanted to speak at the very moment Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje began her reply to the Motion of Thanks to the governor’s address.
The Speaker refused Tiwari permission to speak. Tiwari said he cannot be denied his right to speak in a parliamentary democracy. The Speaker then asked Tiwari to show discipline in the House but he continued to protest and said he will keep standing throughout the address of the chief minister.
Deputy opposition leader Meena came in support of Tiwari and started to create an uproar. Opposition leader Rameshwar Dudi asked Meena to sit down but he continued alone. Meanwhile, as Tiwari refused again to end his protest, the Speaker asked him to leave the House.
Shortly after Tiwari left the House, Meena also walked out of the House. Angry that his party leaders did not support him in the House, he told reporters that other Congress MLAs were hand in glove with the BJP government. Tiwari said he will talk to Pilot about it and if he does not hear him, he will approach Rahul Gandhi.
On the other hand, Dudi said Congress MLAs were behaving as per the tradition of parliamentary democracy and whatever Meena has done in the House could be because of his personal issue.