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Govt won’t let me speak because they are scared, says Rahul

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government was “scared” and will try to muzzle his voice in Parliament on the JNU issue. “I will speak, but they (government) will not let me speak because they are scared. They are scared of what I am going to say in Parliament so they will not let me speak,” he said.

Rahul has come out in support of JNU students, who are protesting the arrest of JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charge, and has accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of imposing their ideology.

Earlier, as Parliament braced for a stormy session, the treasury benches tried to put a determined face with ministers asserting that the government is ready to respond to every issue.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu said members have every right to raise issues in the House and there is no need to discuss it outside. “The government is ready to discuss each and every issue without any hesitation,” he said.

MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government will give a “fit” response to every issue. 
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