A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on 31 July ridiculed Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi for dancing with tribal girls and playing golf when the nation was mourning the death of former Preasident APJ Abdul Kalam.
Ramesh Bidhuri raised the issue when the Congress members were protesting against the government, demanding resignation of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajastna CM Vasundhara Raje in the Lalit Modi row.
He said it was “shameful” that a Congress CM was dancing when the nation was observing mourning Kalam’s death. Gogoi was seen alighting of a chopper in the middle of a golf course, playing a round of golf and snooker in Nagaon on 30 July. He also danced with school girls on a Bihu song.
The opposition parties in Assam blasted Gogoi for not showing respect to the former President.
Bidhuri, however, without taking Gogoi’s name demanded a discussion on the issue. He was supported in this effort by many of his party members. However, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan ignored the demand.
Gogoi’s son, Gaurav, was among the protesting Congress MPs who were in the Well of the House and on the aisles.
Gogoi has already apologised for dancing with tribal girls of tea garden workers community at a function in Golaghat district of Assam when the nation was in mourning as a mark of respect to Abdul Kalam.