Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 1
Yet another Rajya Sabha MP has claimed that the Government appears unwilling to answer tough questions.
After Congress leader K C Venugopal’s question on people being turned back at the airport because of their backing to the farmers’ agitation was dropped, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed that the Government wanted to duck answering his query on whether there has been a border incursion by China.
“It is hilarious if not tragic for [the] Rajya Sabha Secretariat to inform me today that my Question whether the Chinese have crossed the LAC in Ladakh, cannot be allowed “because of national interest”!!!’’ tweeted Swamy who has turned a critic of the Government. Asked if it is possible to file a case at the Supreme Court against the Union Government for illegally ceding Indian territories to China, Swamy said, “Yes under Article 1 of the Constitution.
Venugopal too had his question removed. He had sought to ask whether NRIs living abroad were harassed at airports and sent back and if some were asked by the authorities to stop helping the farmers’ agitation.
In the last Session, the Government wrote to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat asking it to remove a question posed by Communist leader Binoy Viswam seeking details on whether the Centre had entered into a contract with NSO Group which sells the Pegasus snooping software. Usually, this observation is mentioned in the tabled reply which then gives no further details. “I have been informed informally that my question was disallowed but I am yet to get a formal response. They must face questions on the issue of the Pegasus,” Viswam had said in August.
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