Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the opposition in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, party national president JP Nadda among other party leaders, accusing it of disrupting the parliament's monsoon session.
The PM said that it is 'an insult to the constitution... to democracy and to the public,' NDTV reported.
"Parliament is being insulted by the acts of the Opposition in both Houses. The person who snatched the paper and tore it is not repentant of his acts," he stated.
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Parliamentary party meeting was held in the national capital on Tuesday, 3 August.
This came in reference to TMC MP Shantanu Sen purportedly snatching a paper from IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw while he was speaking on the Pegasus ‘snooping’ controversy in the Upper House on 23 July.
Further, Union Min Pralhad Joshi said that PM also referenced a tweet posted by TMC MP Derek O'Brien and expressed anguish, saying that it was an insult to the elected MPs, news agency ANI reported.
O'Briend had underlined the BJP government's hurried passing of bills in the parliament, and remarked, "Passing legislation of making papri chaat!"
In the first 10 days, Modi-Shah rushed through and passed 12 Bills at an average time of UNDER SEVEN MINUTES per Bill (See shocking chart)
Passing legislation or making papri chaat! pic.twitter.com/9plJOr5YbP
— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) August 2, 2021
Union Minister V Muraleedharan spoke to the media after the BJP meet and said, "PM started with happy news that July has brought in. We had Rs 1.16 lakh cr GST collection. News from Tokyo Olympics, whether it's bronze by PV Sindhu or achievements of hockey teams, has come in July."
PM Modi's attack came as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi led the meeting of 15 opposition parties, including NCP, Shiv Sena, and TMC, among others.
The meetings came amid vociferous Opposition protests during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament over issues including the Pegasus spyware controversy and the farm laws.
(With inputs from ANI and NDTV)
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