Hold Discussion on India-Canada Diplomatic Tensions in Parliament: NCP Asks Government

Hold Discussion on India-Canada Diplomatic Tensions in Parliament

Hold Discussion on India-Canada Diplomatic Tensions in Parliament: NCP Asks Government

New Delhi, September 20, 2023 - Amid worsening diplomatic relations between India and Canada, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule has requested the Indian government to convene an emergency discussion in Parliament on this issue. The request was made by Sule during a special session of Parliament held on Wednesday.

The diplomatic tensions began after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made controversial allegations against India. Trudeau suggested that Indian agents might have been involved in the killing of Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. This statement was vehemently rejected by the Indian government, which deemed it "absurd" and "motivated."

In response to Trudeau's claims, India expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move following Ottawa's expulsion of an Indian official over the Nijjar case.

Sule, a Member of Parliament and NCP leader, raised this issue while speaking on the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha. She expressed full support for the bill but also emphasized the importance of discussing issues that concern the public, such as the diplomatic tension with Canada.

"Since this is a special session lasting only five days, I request the government to discuss several equally relevant topics, such as the Canada issue and reservations for Maharashtra, Maratha, Dhangar, Lingayat, and Muslim communities," Sule said.

Furthermore, Sule demanded a detailed discussion on skyrocketing onion prices, rising inflation rates, and drought conditions affecting various regions in India.

The diplomatic tensions between India and Canada have garnered international attention, and Sule's call for a parliamentary discussion reflects serious concerns about these developments. With diverse opinions among members of Parliament, it will be crucial to see how the Indian government responds to this request and whether the discussion will continue during the ongoing special parliamentary session.

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