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Shashi Tharoor Says 'Pandemic Excuse To Stifle Democracy & Dissent'

by Shahnawaz Malik Sep 02, 2020 • 03:56 PM Views 204

On suspension of the question hour at the parliament session, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, "I said four months ago that strongmen leaders would use the excuse of the pandemic to stifle democracy & dissent." "Questioning the government is the oxygen of parliamentary democracy," he added. He accused the government of seeking to "reduce Parliament to a notice-board and using its majority as a rubber stamp"