President’s Oath-Taking Ceremony: In the Swearing Ceremony of President Draupadi Murmu, there has been a dispute regarding the seat of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. Congress has written a letter to the Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha complaining that Mallikarjun Kharge was not seated according to his post by deliberately violating the rules and conventions. The complaint letter sent to the Rajya Sabha Chairman also has the signatures of the MPs of parties like NCP, TMC.
On the other hand, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the swearing-in ceremony is conducted by the Home Ministry and there is an order of precedence according to which the seat of the Leader of the Opposition comes after that of the Union Ministers. Comes in the third row. But respecting Mallikarjun Kharge’s seniority and his position, we have placed him in the first row. He was also given a seat next to the Prime Minister in Saturday’s farewell ceremony but he did not come that day.
Kharge got a corner seat in the first row
On Monday morning, Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of the country in a ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament House on Monday, in which the Chief Ministers of many states including PM Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi participated. Kharge got the corner seat in the first row. According to Congress sources, in such a ceremony, the Leader of the Opposition is given a place next to the Prime Minister.
shakti singh gohil told insult of democracy
Describing the controversy over Kharge’s seat as an insult to the process of Parliament and democracy, Congress spokesperson Shakti Singh Gohil said that it has never happened before. The place which belongs to the leader of the ruling party, the same place would also belong to the leader of the opposition. At the same time, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal has also denied the allegations of the opposition regarding Kharge’s seat. In the Upper House, Goyal said that a Congress leader and a member of this House has tried to mislead the public by tweeting baseless.