Referring to a meeting with Afghan MPs, Congress President Rahul Gandhi highlights why India should both celebrate and defend its democracy at all costs
Congress President Rahul Gandhi narrated an interesting incident on Facebook today. He recalled a meeting with a group of MPs from Afghanistan who were sitting in the visitor’s gallery of Parliament.
On seeing them, Rahul wondered, “These MPs have come from abroad and look what we are doing: we are shouting and screaming and yelling. At least when they are here, why can’t this place be in order?”
When these MPs visited Rahul, he promptly apologised, “I am sorry that you were sitting in the visitors’ gallery and we were not having a nice debate. We were sort of having an argument.”
Surprisingly, one of the MPs started crying!
When Rahul asked her the reason, she said, “In my country the arguments that you have in this building, your parliament, are carried out with guns.”
Rahul ended his post stating, “Our democracy is our greatest strength. We must defend it at any cost.”