On Wednesday’s (December 6) winter session of Parliament, the lower house witnessed some light moments while discussing two bills related to Jammu and Kashmir. When Union Home Minister Amit Shah was speaking in the house during the discussion on the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023. And the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2023, some lighthearted moments occurred. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury made a remark that elicited a light-hearted response from Home Minister Amit Shah.
The response from Amit Shah evoked laughter among MPs
Home Minister Amit Shah gave a witty response that led to laughter among the MPs present in the House. During his address, Shah, while mentioning the situation in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, took a dig at former Prime Minister Nehru.
Shah stated that when Nehru was the Prime Minister, they took Kashmir without a fight, and making our issues international by taking them to the United Nations was a significant mistake. Reacting to Shah’s statement, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury expressed disagreement. He indirectly targeted the BJP, asking Shah, “Where were you during the fight for independence?” (Jab azadi ki ladai hui, ap kaha the?)
Upon this remark, Home Minister Shah promptly replied, “I was not born then.” (Me paida nahi hua tha). This response triggered laughter among the MPs present in the House. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, seated on the dais, also smiled. Amidst this, some pro-government MPs also questioned Adhir Ranjan about Rahul’s whereabouts during the fight for independence.
VIDEO | "I stand in the House and say responsibly that Kashmir suffered for several years because of the two blunder during the tenure of PM Jawaharlal Nehru. The biggest mistake was that when our forces were winning, cease fire was announced and PoK came into existence. Had the… pic.twitter.com/lwGy8od3YR
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) December 6, 2023
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla made a witty comment!
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, “Honourable Home Minister ji had given an official statement that the complete statement regarding the time of independence struggle has been submitted to the court, he will submit it again.” He added humorously, “(Home Minister ji), tell them once, second mistake… provide another context for them.” This led to laughter. Upon this, Lok Sabha Speaker said, “Not a mistake, context, sorry…”
Following this, the Home Minister highlighted how just by exposing one mistake of the Congress leader, things became entangled. “I want to highlight two things – first, we took Kashmir without a fight. And second, making the issue international by taking it to the UN was a significant mistake.”
When Amit Shah said: Adhyaksh mahoday mujhe inse sarankshan chahiye
When Home Minister Amit Shah made a statement about the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a debate ensued with Congress MPs in the House. Meanwhile, during the discussion on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, there was also a sharp exchange with Congress MP Manish Tewari.
When Amit Shah was attempting to respond, Manish Tewari kept speaking continuously, prompting Amit Shah to request protection from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Shah said, “Mr. Speaker, I cannot speak like this. I need protection from him.” Shah said, “Mr. Speaker, provide me with arrangements so that I can respond. I cannot respond to him like this.” Meanwhile, Manish Tewari continued speaking. And Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla signalled him to remain silent and indicated towards the Union Home Minister.