Opposition protests against suspension of 6 Congress MPs

RSTV Bureau

Opposition parties led by the Congress party protested against the suspension of six Congress MPs from Lok Sabha at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament House on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and other party leaders in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue during the ongoing monsoon session of  the Parliament

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and other party leaders in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue during the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament

Leaders of the Congress, Left, the Trinamool Congress, the RJD, the JD(U) shouted slogans against the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of the MPs for five days and said they would protest inside Parliament also.

They urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to reconsider the suspensions of MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev, Ranjeet Ranjan, Adhir Ranjan Choudhry, K Suresh and MK Raghavan.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan talking to the media at the ongoing monsoon session at Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan talking to the media at the ongoing monsoon session at Parliament

Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, JD-U’s Sharad Yadav, CPI’s D Raja, NCP’s Supriya Sule and TMC leaders, including Kalyan Banerjee, were among those who led the protests.

The six suspended MPs were also present at the protest.

Opposition congress members protest in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi

Opposition Congress members protest in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi

Earlier, the Congress held a strategy meeting to discuss the suspension of its MPs.

The Congress members were yesterday suspended from Lok Sabha by Mahajan for causing “grave disorder” by storming the Well, tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair during their protests over the lynching issue.

Ordering their suspension amid noisy protests by Congress members and counter-slogans of “shame, shame” from the BJP benches, the speaker said their conduct was “highly unbecoming” and had undermined the Chair’s dignity.

Lok Sabha witnessed adjournments on the same issue after it assembled in the afternoon. Speaker adjourned the house for the day. House could not conduct legislative business amidst opposition uproar over demand for revocation of suspension of 6 Cong MPs and other issues.

House could not conduct legislative business amidst opposition uproar over demand for revocation of suspension of 6 Cong MPs and other issues.