PM Modi shown 73 times, LoP Rahul Gandhi only 6 during President Murmu's Parliament address: Jairam Ramesh

Congress claims bias in coverage of Sansad TV, says channel not for the narcissism of 'camerajeevi'
Rahul Gandhi (L) , PM Narendra Modi during President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint sitting of the Parliament
Rahul Gandhi (L) , PM Narendra Modi during President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint sitting of the ParliamentPTI Photo

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Thursday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi received more screen time than Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi during President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint session of Parliament today.

"Who was shown how many times in the 51-minute President's address?

• Leader of the House Narendra Modi: 73 times

• Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi: 6 times

• Government: 108 times

• Opposition: 18 times

Sansad TV is for showing the proceedings of the House, not for the narcissism of camerajeevi," he posted in Hindi on 'X' formerly Twitter.

President Droupadi Murmu in her address to the 18th Lok Sabha on Thursday echoed the ruling BJP's stand on the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975.

Addressing a joint sitting of the Houses, Murmu said when the Constitution was being drafted, there were powers in the world who were hoping that India would fail.

Even after the Constitution came into force, there were several attacks on the Constitution, she noted.

"Today is 27th June. The imposition of Emergency on June 25, 1975 was the biggest and darkest chapter of direct attack on the Constitution. The entire country felt outraged. But the country emerged victorious over such unconstitutional forces as the traditions of the republic lie at the core of India," she said.

The President also responded to the recent incidents of irregularities and alleged fraud in the NEET and UGC NET examinations.

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