The opposition has attacked the central government for not including Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge in the guest list of the G20 dinner.
Now senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram criticized the government and said that this can happen only in countries where there is no democracy or no opposition.
Chidambaram said that I hope that India has not yet reached a situation where democracy and opposition will cease to exist.
Chidambaram said that I cannot imagine that the government of any other democratic country would not invite the leader of the opposition to a state dinner for world leaders. This can happen only in countries where there is no democracy or no opposition.
At the same time, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut said that you have invited Manmohan Singh for dinner, you know that Manmohan Singh is not well and he is not going to come, but you have not invited Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge. If the leader of the opposition has no place in democracy then it is dictatorship.
Such a big conference is taking place in the country. You should call everyone and talk. Our government will come in 2024. But if we remain in power, we will not make this mistake. If Modi ji is the leader of the opposition then he will also be invited, he said.
On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said that party chief and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Kharge has not been invited to the G20 dinner.
He alleged that the government does not give importance to the leader of 60 percent of India’s population.
Congress leader Kumar Mangalam had claimed that Prime Minister Modi is maintaining the legacy of Maharishi Manu. Who is credited with composing Manusmriti, although it has been criticized by many scholars for promoting caste-based discrimination. Kumar Mangalam cited several examples from the past where leaders from backward classes were not invited to important programs.
Former President Ramnath Kovind was not invited to the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said, adding that President Draupadi Murmu was also not invited to the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building.
Notably President Droupadi Murmu hosts G20 dinner with a total of 170 guests are on the list of special invitees.
President Droupadi Murmu hosts the dinner on the opening day of the G20 summit in New Delhi on Saturday at a hall of Bharat Mandapam, the venue of the summit.
Apart from foreign leaders and heads of delegates, Chief ministers of all the states, cabinet and state ministers, secretaries in the Central government, and other distinguished guests have been invited to the gala dinner that held at the multi-function hall of the Bharat Mandapam.