Bengaluru: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is the Congress leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha. 

He is expected to make some sensible statements in order to expose the incumbent dispensation and right the wrong. 

But if you look at his statements, he is anything else but a responsible parliamentarian. 

Close on the heels of Adhir calling Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharamala “Nirbala” he is again in the news for blurting out the “Rape in India” statement. 

His statement is a contortion of Modi’s flagship programme “Make in India”. 

While none contests his concern for the rising rapes in India, a sane mind would never stoop so low in order to humiliate the Modi government. 

But if we expect sanity and dignity from such a leader, is it asking for the moon? 

Well, it seems no exaggeration. During the debate on abrogation of articles 370 and 35A, Adhir wondered as to what the need was for rescinding the bill when the matter was in the UN. He may have

thought that his party chief would eulogise and extol him, but to his dismay, Sonia Gandhi herself looked at him askance. 

To be honest, Adhir Ranjan is only following in the footsteps of his leader Rahul Gandhi. Though Gandhi may have relinquished the top post in the Congress, he certainly not has when it comes to issuing some asinine statements. A few days ago, he called India “The rape capital of the world”. 

A responsible opposition is a raison detre in a functional democracy. But the way the Congress leaders are issuing such statements, it is only a sad commentary on the pathetic state of affairs in the opposition. 

Meanwhile, the CAB which was passed in the Lok Sabha, is waiting to be passed in the Rajya Sabha. The upper house is set to debate it on Tuesday.