New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has hit out at the Congress amid the ongoing stalemate in Parliament over the Pegasus espionage issue. Today, on Sunday, he said, "The 'James Bond of espionage' during its stay in power, the party now wants to waste Parliament's time on "fake and fabricated issues". At the same time, he accused the Deputy Leader of the Rajya Sabha of taking a "rant and run" attitude against the Congress and some other opposition parties. He further said, "The government is ready to discuss all issues related to the people in this monsoon session. '
At the same time, he added, "The end of the monsoon session before the scheduled date of August 13 is just a rumor. The deadlock is expected to be broken soon and both the Houses will function smoothly as the government is in constant touch with opposition parties. You must be aware that both the Houses of Parliament have been deadlocked for the past several days over Pegasus and some other issues." The monsoon session started on July 19, but so far the proceedings of both the Houses have been disrupted. Opposition parties have now said that the deadlock in Parliament will end only after the government is ready to discuss the Pegasus espionage issue first.
The Minority Affairs Minister hit out at the Congress and its allies and said, "Congress and some other parties are working on the 'rant and run' front. Make their job, make noise, and run away. These people do not want a discussion in Parliament. At the same time, he added, "They (Congress and its allies) first demanded a discussion on corona, then did not agree to it. Then he said that he wanted a discussion on the issue of farmers and did not agree to it. They are also not interested in discussing floods and inflation.''
He further described Pegasus as a fake and fabricated issue and said, "If the Opposition wanted an explanation on such an issue, it could have sought it after the statement of the Information Technology Minister (Ashwini Vaishnav). But they took a furious attitude and created a ruckus. Most of the opposition parties want a discussion. But it is unfortunate that Congress is trying to become the 'Swayambhu Chaudhary' of the opposition parties. It is describing its negative attitude as the attitude of the Opposition. Congress is trying to hijack the thinking of the opposition parties which want a discussion in the House.''