On the first day of the monsoon session in the Indian parliament, opposition parties raised slogans on rising fuel prices. The repeated slogans prevented PM Modi from introducing his newly inducted Cabinet Ministers in the parliament.
Modi strikes back at the opposition saying that he expected claps for his choice of induction as a large number of farmers, Dalits, Adivasis, women, and Other backward castes have been included, the inclusion, however, did not go well with the ministers.
PM Modi’s Cabinet 2.0 includes ministers like Ashwini Vaishnaw, Anurag Thakur, Anupriya Patel, and Annapurna Devi.
Objecting to the parliament’s reaction, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that it is for the first time that a Prime Minister is facing such hurdles in introducing his union ministers. Singh said, “It is sad, unfortunate and most unhealthy,” in reaction to the sloganeering that went in the Lok Sabha.
The house was adjourned multiple times on the first day itself, due to continued sloganeering even after Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla issued warnings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to highlight the background of the newly appointed minister in his council of ministers (CoM).
Gaurav Gogoi, deputy leader of the Indian National Congress from Assam said that the Prime Minister prioritized the PM Cabinet 2.0 over the national problems faced by the citizens. He added that the country was under an economic burden but PM Modi emphasized his cabinet reshuffle.
Modi urged the parliamentarians to strengthen democracy by working together against the pandemic. Any shortcomings can be rectified and dealt with if the meaning debate takes place in the parliament.