Congress leaders say that every year a traditional program is organized in Parliament on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, but this time neither Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla nor Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu reached it. The Congress party has expressed unhappiness over the leaders not attending the program.
November 14 is the birth anniversary of the country’s first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and every year a wreath is laid in front of his picture in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh expressed his unhappiness on Twitter after Union ministers and veteran BJP leaders did not turn up for the event and wrote, “An extraordinary sight was witnessed at the traditional function organized for those whose photographs were displayed in the Central Hall of Parliament today. Speaker of Lok Sabha was absent. The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha was absent. Not a single minister was present. Could it be worse?’
Extraordinary scene today in Parliament at the traditional function to mark the birth anniversary of those whose portraits adorn the Central Hall. Speaker Lok Sabha absent. Chairman Rajya Sabha absent. Not a single minister present. Can it get more atrocious than this?!
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) November 14, 2021
Let us inform that in this program held in Parliament this morning, Minister of State for Small, Micro and Medium Industries Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma had reached. Apart from him, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and many other MPs also reached Parliament.
The portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the Central Hall of Parliament was unveiled by the then President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on May 5, 1966.