Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and different opposition leaders held a march exterior the parliament constructing this morning to protest the abrupt finish to the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and yesterday’s alleged assault on ladies MPs within the Upper House.
“Today we had to come out here to speak to you (the media) as we are not allowed to speak inside Parliament…. This is the murder of democracy,” Mr Gandhi was quoted by information company ANI.
“The Parliament session is over. As far as 60 per cent of the country is concerned… there has been no Parliament. The voice of 60 per cent of the country has been crushed, humiliated and yesterday, in the Rajya Sabha, physically beaten,” he mentioned.
The Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, a member of the Rajya Sabha, declared that the alleged bodily bullying of MPs, together with ladies, “felt like we were standing at the Pakistan border”.
“Opposition didn’t get a chance to present their views in Parliament. Yesterday’s incident against women MPs was against democracy. It felt like we were standing at the Pakistan border,” he mentioned.
On Wednesday – amid utter chaotic and unruly scenes within the Rajya Sabha as the federal government tried to go an modification referring to an insurance coverage invoice – a number of ladies Congress MPs alleged they had been bodily bullied by male marshals as they had been protesting within the Well of the House.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar later slammed the federal government, saying that in over a parliamentary profession spanning 55 years he had by no means seen his ladies colleagues being attacked.
“It is painful. It is an attack on democracy,” Mr Pawar declared, including that over 40 Rajya Sabha marshals (women and men) and safety workers had been deployed within the alleged assault.
The Congress’ Chief Whip within the Rajya Sabha, Jairam Ramesh, later additionally alleged the modification had been handed after a big safety power was stationed contained in the corridor.
“The government refused to send it to a select committee… a demand by all opposition parties including those close to the BJP. What happened was worse than atrocious,” he tweeted.
Yesterday, the Lok Sabha was adjourned two days early and hours later, amid chaos and protests, the Rajya Sabha was too.
Over 15 opposition events put up a united entrance in parliament on this monsoon session, which barely functioned due to disruptions and protests over points just like the Pegasus snooping scandal, the rising gasoline costs and the farmers’ agitation over three central legal guidelines.
Earlier at this time Congress chief Sonia Gandhi invited Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and different state and opposition leaders to a gathering aimed toward consolidating the unity displayed by the events versus the federal government in parliament.
The Congress’s plan is to take this unity ahead, mentioned social gathering leaders, including that different opposition events had been additionally being sounded out.
Sonia Gandhi’s initiative suggests an effort to make sure the Congress’s pivotal position in opposition unity strikes to tackle the ruling BJP within the 2024 election.
With enter from ANI, PTI
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