Chidambaram says India unique parliamentary democracy where no questions allowed

by Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is a unique parliamentary

democracy

where no questions are asked and no debate takes place, Congress leader

P Chidambaram

said on Tuesday after the party was not allowed to speak on the Ladakh standoff issue in

the Lok Sabha

.

Members of the Congress walked out of the Lok Sabha and staged a protest in front of the

Mahatma Gandhi

statue in the Parliament House complex after they were not allowed to speak following a statement by Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh

on the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

“India today is a unique parliamentary democracy where no questions can be asked and where no debate is allowed,” he tweeted.

India today is a unique parliamentary democracy where no questions can be asked and where no debate is allowed

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1600184462000

Chidambaram also attacked the Centre for its statement that it does not have data on the number of migrants who died during the lockdown.

“India today is a unique country where no data is maintained about migrants who died on the long trek back home or died after they reached home,” he said in a series of tweets.

The former finance minister also sought to corner the government on the country’s economic situation.

“India today is a unique economy where cash or grain transfers amounting to 1.7 per cent of GDP is considered adequate ‘fiscal stimulus’.

“India today is a miracle nation where the ‘fastest growing economy’ turned into ‘the deepest de-growth’ in a matter of 3 months,” he said.

The country’s GDP growth for the first quarter of 2020-21 declined by 23.9 per cent due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19.

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