‘Autocratic’: Abhishek Banerjee targets BJP over unparliamentary words

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday (July 14) hit out at the BJP over its list of “unparliamentary” words and expressions released by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, saying the situation was not so bad even during the British rule. , TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee condemned the “gag order”, saying there is a need to hold a Parliament session if the opposition is not even allowed to express its views. “It is shameful that words like ‘misbehaviour’, ‘betrayal’, ‘corrupt’ cannot be used to point out the failures of the government. MPs speak on behalf of the people in Parliament. It is autocratic. British rule Even during this the situation was not so bad.”

“What is the use of convening a Parliament session or having a Parliament, if the government decides what we will speak and how we will speak? They want to decide what we will wear, what we will do and how we will speak Lok Sabha MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee said that he is running the country like a private fiefdom.

Opposition took a dig at the central government Some words including ‘jumlajeevi’, ‘covid spreader’, ‘anarchist’, ‘shakuni’, ‘tyrant’ and ‘snoopgate’ were deemed “unparliamentary”. by Lok Sabha Secretariat

TMC MP Mahua Moitra also launched a scathing attack on the Center over the “unparliamentary” words and said, “Sit. Sit. Baith Jaye. Speak with love. Sanghi is not included in the new list of unparliamentary words for Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Basically Govt. took all the words used by the opposition to describe how BJP is destroying India and banning them,” she wrote on Twitter.

In another tweet, he asked if the “truth” was unparliamentary. “Is the “truth” unparliamentary? India ranks 135 out of 146 in the Annual Gender Gap Report 2022. On the Health and Survival sub-index, India ranks lowest at 146. India is among only 5 countries with a gender gap of 5 % more,” said Moitra.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla issues statement amid ‘unparliamentary’ words

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Clarified that no words have been banned and they have only issued a “compilation of words removed”. “Earlier a book of such unparliamentary words used to be released… To avoid wastage of papers, we have put it on the internet. No words have been banned, we have released a compilation of those words which have been removed,” Om Birla was quoted as saying by ANI. The Lok Sabha speaker also said that the members can express their views while maintaining the decorum of the House. are ‘free’ to express.

(with agency input)