Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi’s silence on Vyapam scandal
New Delhi: Congress
vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra
Modi’s silence on the Vyapam scam. “More than 40 people have died in the Vyapam
scam. One of your friends has also died. This is such a big scam and the PM is
silent on this,” Gandhi told reporters outside parliament.
“Can’t he make a single
comment on the scam? I don’t have any problem if he doesn’t speak. The more he
remains silent, it is good for me. When people of India voted, they had immense
faith in Modiji. Now, they are cursing themselves because their faith and
confidence in the prime minister has been crushed,” he said.
The deadlock in
Parliament is likely to continue with Congress on Thursday rallying other
opposition parties on “no resignation, no discussion” strategy over Lalit Modi
and Vyapam controversies.
witnessed a washout since the Monsoon session began on July 21 with
Congress-led opposition aggressively pressing for ouster of External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, as also
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, rejecting the government’s
offer for a debate.
In the meeting on
Thursday, it was decided to press ahead with the strategy. Soon afterwards,
Question Hour in the Lok Sabha was washed out for the second consecutive day as
opposition continued its protest over Lalit Modi controversy.
Congress, TRS and Left members refused to budge, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
adjourned the House till noon, minutes after the Question Hour was taken up. Later,
the House was adjourned for the day following continued opposition ruckus. The
Government too is digging in its heels, saying there won't be any probe or
resignation. (With inputs from agencies)