The Sivaganga MP stated, “The reality from what the President read and it is, is very different.”
He stated that the “opposition is stifled, voices of dissent is quelled and agencies are let loose on political opponents, Raj Bhawans are used to destabilise elected (state) governments and there is horse trading.”
“But the President was misled into believing that we are the mother of democracy and our hearts are filled with pride,” he stated.
Commenting on the allegation on the Adani Group, he stated that the government had a “golden opportunity” to put the emerging rumours to rest on the January 31st. However, according to him, “the government did not deem it fit to aid and advise the President to put those rumours to rest.”
Referring to ‘Naari Shakti’ being used twenty times in the President’s speech, he accused the government of releasing the rapists of Bilkis Bano.
The Sivganga MP also spoke about the digital landscape in the country. He expressed concerns about India having the highest internet shutdowns (at 682) and recording a 10-times increase in cyber-attacks.
He concluded saying, “The Govt has consistently mislead the President in every issue and made the President read a report divorced from reality.