Oppn walking out without listening govt reply unfair: Venkaiah

Oppn walking out without listening govt reply unfair: Venkaiah - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of Parliament witnessing disruptions last week on different issues, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday wondered how could the Opposition walk out of the House without listening to the government's reply.

If you raise the issue and if you (have already) made the speech, you must be ready to hear the reply also. If you don't want to hear the reply, then that means you just want only publicity and you feel that you are embarrassing the government, Naidu told reporters here. The Opposition members walked out when he was replying to the issue of conversions, he said. Observing that the government made no mistake, he maintained that it does not face issues like corruption, indecisiveness, policy paralysis and price rise. He recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP and he (Naidu) have condemned the thoughtless comments made by some of the ruling party members. There is no question of deviating or diluting the agenda of good governance and development. People are trying to carry disinformation campaign to defame BJP and Narendra Modi, he said. Referring to opposition criticism on the issue of conversions, Naidu charged that Congress does not want a thorough debate on the issue. There is no answer when we say that let's have law banning conversions during Congress regime (in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan). They walked out...thousands and lakhs are converting religions. If there is an in-depth debate, it will trouble Congress, he said. If 'Ghar Vapsi' is wrong, then conversion is also wrong. We are against the attempts to convert with the help of money coming from outside. But, we will not unilaterally bring any law banning religious conversions. There should be a nationwide debate. There is no question of government unilaterally bringing a legislation, without involving people and political parties, Naidu said.

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