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Tensions Flare in Parliament as Opposition Demands Discussion on Manipur Violence, PM Modi Engages in Brief Talk with Sonia Gandhi

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The Monsoon session of parliament began with tension between the NDA and the newly named ‘INDIA’ (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance). However, there was a notable moment of potential reconciliation when PM Narendra Modi engaged in a brief conversation with Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The Prime Minister expressed concern for Sonia’s well-being as her recent flight with Rahul Gandhi had to make an emergency landing in Bhopal due to bad weather.

During this session, the issue of violence in Manipur emerged as a major point of contention. A shocking video circulated on social media depicting the disgraceful treatment of two women from the Kuki community who were paraded naked and molested by a mob in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district on May 4.

In response to PM Modi’s greeting, Sonia Gandhi urged him to conduct discussions on the Manipur violence issue. However, despite demands from the opposition, including 26 political parties under the ‘INDIA’ banner, for a statement from the Prime Minister on the matter, their request was ignored. The opposition made it clear that they were prepared for a discussion on Manipur in both Houses of Parliament, emphasizing the sensitivity of the issue.

During a joint opposition press conference, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh expressed their commitment to keep raising the Manipur issue until it receives due attention. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi, indicated that the Home Minister would address the discussion in detail, but the date for the discussion was yet to be decided by the Speaker. The proceedings in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned amid the ruckus over the Manipur violence issue.


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