"People like Narayana Murthy, Raghuram Rajan and P M Bhargava are among the many protesting, they are disturbed like millions of other people. Respect them and try to understand what is disturbing them. Go and listen to them," he said speaking on the debate of intolerance in the Lok Sabha.
     
The Congress vice president's speech was repeatedly interrupted by BJP members, especially when he targeted Union Minister VK Singh who, he alleged, had likened two Dalit children in Haryana who were burnt to dogs to dogs. This was strongly contested by the BJP members. The Minister was not present in the House.
     
"Our Prime Minister allowed this man to continue as Minister. Ambedkar spent his entire life and wrote the Constitution so that the two children are not burnt.  The Prime Minister is unable to see this contradiction," he said amid cries of 'shame-shame' from the Opposition benches.
     
"I request Government, please do not learn the wrong lessons from Pakistan. Be tolerant. Listen to your people, embrace your own people. Mahatma Gandhi gave voice to the people' he cited.

 

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