'Have Fish Curry If Allergic To Chaat Papri': Minister To Derek O'Brien

In 2019 Derek O’Brien used a pizza analogy to slam the federal government for dashing payments in Parliament (File)

New Delhi:

Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien’s culinary-themed swipe on the authorities over the “rushed” passage of payments has drawn a ‘foody’ response from Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Mr Naqvi, who can be Deputy Leader of the Rajya Sabha, declared Mr O’Brien “can have fish curry, if he’s allergic to papri chaat“, after which accused him of conspiring to “malign Parliament’s dignity”.

“If he’s allergic to ‘chaatpapri‘, he can have fish curry. But don’t turn Parliament into a fish market. Unfortunately, the manner in which work is being done with conspiracy to malign Parliament’s dignity, has never been seen before,” Mr Naqvi was quoted by information company ANI at the moment.

On Monday, Derek O’Brien slammed the federal government for dashing payments via Parliament “at an average time of under seven minutes per bill”, sarcastically asking if it was “making <i>papri chaat”.</i>

“In the first 10 days, Modi-Shah rushed through and passed 12 bills at an average time of UNDER SEVEN MINUTES per Bill… ” he wrote in a caustic tweet.

“Passing legislation or making papri chaat?” he requested.

That was not the primary time Mr O’Brien has slammed the federal government for dashing payments, nor was it the primary time he invoked meals to get his level throughout; in 2019 he requested: “Are we delivering pizzas…”

The monsoon session of Parliament has performed little enterprise as a result of an unrelenting face-off between the federal government and the opposition; battle strains between the 2 (already at odds over Covid and the farmers’ protests) escalated sharply after the Pegasus scandal exploded final week

On Tuesday Prime Minister Modi slammed the opposition for not permitting Parliament to operate. He referred to “derogatory comments by a senior MP regarding passage of bills” – the “papri chaat” tweet.

Last week the Prime Minister singled out the Congress and accused it of spurning makes an attempt at resolving an deadlock that has seen little, if any, work performed on this session of Parliament.

Over within the opposition camp, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is main a “united” entrance of greater than a dozen events, together with the Trinamool, the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the DMK. Yesterday, Mr Gandhi and leaders from these (and different) events had a breakfast assembly to chalk out technique.

The Congress has mentioned the federal government is responsible for the non-functioning of parliament, because it has not agreed to calls for made by an “united” opposition.

These embrace a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the Pegasus scandal, in addition to a dialogue in Parliament with each the Prime Minister and Home Minister Amit Shah current.

The authorities has refused, insisting that surveillance of the alleged variety is unimaginable given present checks and balances in India’s authorized framework. It has additionally referred to IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw’s assertion in Parliament and indicated it considers the matter closed.

The Trinamool, in energy in Bengal, has arrange a fee to inquire into the Pegasus costs.

With enter from ANI

Disclaimer: The NSO group, which owns Pegasus, admits that is adware and is used to hack telephones, however says it does enterprise solely with governments and authorities businesses. The Israeli firm says it doesn’t corroborate the checklist of potential targets reported by media corporations all over the world.

Disclaimer: The Indian authorities has mentioned there may be “no substance” to the experiences of Pegasus being utilized by it towards opposition leaders, journalists and others. India07 can’t independently confirm the authenticity of the checklist of those that have been supposedly focused.


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