No point raising Pegasus; Opposition should not link Parliament session with polls: Naqvi


When Congress is about to raise Pegasus seeks charges in parliament again, union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday that it makes sense to disrupt the chamber on issues that are “not based on facts,” and also said the opposition should avoid linking the upcoming winter session with congregational polls.

Deputy leader Rajya Sabha said that the government is ready to discuss and discuss all issues based on the decision of the chairman in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

In an interview with PTI, Naqvi also criticized Congress for failures in previous parliamentary sessions, saying that over the past seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established that “democracy benefits” and “dynasty worries.”

When asked about Opposition unity at the last parliamentary session, he said Bjp and Prime Minister Modi believe there should be a “mazboot (strong)” opposition, not a “majboor (helpless)” opposition, but unfortunately, in their struggle to lead the opposition, the influence of such parties is diminishing.

“They should unite on issues. Last time they teamed up to interfere, ”he said.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommended The winter session of the parliament will be held from November 29 to December 23., according to sources.

Asked about congressional claims that it will again raise charges of spying on Pegasus in parliament, Naqvi said that what they decided, no matter what was unanimously adopted, the government would stick to it.

“How long will they drag out their stories and tales of espionage. There is no point in raising it. These are questions not based on facts or logic. So, if you want to upset the chamber because of illogical issues, it’s up to you to decide, ”said the Minister for Minority Affairs.

Leaving Congress, Naqvi said: “We were ready to discuss the price increase last time, we also set the time. Pegasus was discussed many times, and each time they were exposed.

The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict and other departments have clearly stated their position, but the problem with Congress is that it is “a James Bond espionage,” the minister said.

While in opposition, Congress makes a “fuss” about espionage, and in power, it spreads a “surveillance network,” Naqvi argues.

According to him, the history of Congress is such that they even spied on their own Minister of the Interior and Minister of Finance. “So, all this is fake and fabricated, but despite this, whatever the chairman decides will be discussed,” he added.

Last month after the Supreme Court ruling appointing a group of three cyber experts to verify the accusations of spying on PegasusFormer head of Congress Rahul Gandhi said at a press conference that the party will again raise the issue and try to hold debates in parliament.

Naqvi stressed that the government maintains a constant line of communication with the opposition for the smooth functioning of the House.

Claiming that in previous sessions the opposition had linked parliamentary sessions to assembly polls, he said that if this continued, justice would not be restored to parliamentary responsibilities.

“Traditionally, we observe that the opposition raises questions, there is an all-party meeting and a meeting of the business advisory committee to make a decision, but, unfortunately, even last time the parliamentary session was held next to the polls of the meeting, and this time also closer to 4- 5 assembly surveys. If we see the session, linking it to the polls, we will not be able to properly fulfill our parliamentary responsibilities, ”he said.

Naqvi expressed hope that discussions will take place on all important issues and the upcoming winter session will be productive.

He argued that so far it has been observed that the opposition sees parliamentary sessions, linking them to the polls.

“The problem is that they don’t have local support and that’s why they create a furor inside the House,” he said, striking back at the opposition.

Regarding the chaotic scenes seen in Rajya Sabha on the last day of the rainy season, Deputy Leader Rajya Sabha said the issue was under consideration by the chairman and would be decided by him.

“We urge us to ensure that our parliament and parliamentary democracy are the strongest in the world, and we must not do anything that harms them,” said Naqvi.

Asked about the farmers’ protests and the announcement that they will march to parliament during the winter session, Naqvi said the government is always open to dialogue and has never created a “no negotiation” board for farmers.

“We encourage (farmer leaders) to listen to you until you continue to be exploited. The political parties that exploit you are not acting for your benefit or for the benefit of the farmers, ”he said.

Naqvi said that on behalf of the farmers, some people “stole this campaign” for their own benefit.
He said there are three main issues for farmers that have been “resolved.”

“The government has spoken 1000 times about the MSP guarantee both in parliament and beyond. Then came the question of protecting Mandis. The Mandi have been, are and will remain protected and thriving. Finally, farmland protection is guaranteed by farm laws. These issues have been resolved, ”said Naqvi.

“Some people want to confuse, spread fear and misinformation. The government has played a role both in parliament and outside it (on farmers’ issues), ”he added.


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