Opposition parties will move privilege motions against external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly misinforming the House on India’s foreign policy, on Friday.
Reportedly, the leaders of different political parties will move two privilege motions against Swaraj for allegedly “providing wrong information on the Bandung Asia Africa relations conference and about Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s Lahore visit in 2015”.
While Swaraj claimed that she had not given any speech in Bandung conference, the opposition parties will attach a ‘speech’ they have downloaded as proof. The second privilege is for allegedly “misinforming the House on Modi’s 2015 Lahore visit, claiming that there was no terror incident after that”.
However, the opposition isn’t convinced saying the Pathankot attack happened just after Modi’s visit and there were five other incidents too.
Incidentally, the issue was brought up in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Congress leader, Anand Sharma and Trinamool leader Derek O’ Brien said that Swaraj had delivered her speech at Bandung regardless of claims to the contrary.