NEW DELHI: After Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday took a potshot at the new Parliament building and termed it “Modi Multiplex or Modi Marriot“, BJP president JP Nadda hit back, saying the remark betrayed the party’s “pathetic mindset”.

Calling Ramesh’s statement on the new Parliament an “insult to Indians”, Nadda said that “even by the lowest standards of the Congress, this is a pathetic mindset”.
“This is nothing but an insult to the aspirations of 140 crore Indians. In any case, this isn’t the first time Congress is anti-Parliament. They tried in 1975 and it failed miserably,” read Nadda’s post on X.

Union minister Giriraj Singh also slammed Ramesh’s remark’s, and said: “I demand that the Dynastic Dens all over India need to be assessed and rationalised. For starters, the 1, Safdarjung Road, complex be immediately transferred back to the Government of India considering all Prime Ministers have their space at the PM Museum now.”

Meanwhile, in his support for Ramesh, Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Manoj Jha said he read the post shared by his Parliament colleague, and there are many aspects in his tweet on which there can be discussions.
“It’s obvious that I read his tweet too. There are many aspects in his tweet on which we can have discussions. But moving from this building to that building immediately is similar to what PM Modi does. We can have a discussion on a better use of the new building,” he added.
“When we used to sit in the old Parliament, the leader of the ruling party could easily go to the opposition and have a conversation. There was a central hall. Many stalemates used to end there. Central Hall was that space where the biggest of dilemmas ended,” Jha said, “Don’t know why PM Modi cannot accept the mixing of people.”
Earlier in the day, Jairam Ramesh hit out at the Centre over the construction of the new Parliament building and said that the new complex should be called the “Modi Multiplex or Modi Marriot”.
The Congress leader shared a post on X and said he witnessed the death of ‘confabulations’ and ‘conversations’ — both inside the two Houses and in the lobbies.
“The new Parliament building launched with so much hype actually realises the PM’s objectives very well. It should be called the Modi Multiplex or Modi Marriot. After four days, what I saw was the death of confabulations and conversations—both inside the two Houses and in the lobbies,” he said.
“If architecture can kill democracy, the PM has already succeeded even without rewriting the Constitution,” he added.
(with inputs from agencies)

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