Parliament: Oppn deputies protest near Gandhi statue over suspension of 12 RS members | Latest News India

Among the MPs who took part in the agitation were Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sougata Roy of Trinamool Congress and Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.

Leaders of opposition parties on Wednesday staged a protest under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the grounds of the parliament to withdraw the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members.

Among the MPs who took part in the agitation were Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sougata Roy of Trinamool Congress and Mohua Moitra and Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.

“We demand the withdrawal of the suspension of 12 opposition members of the Rajya Sabha. We will hold a meeting and decide on the future action,” Kharge said.

The 12 opposition MPs were suspended for the rest of the winter session for alleged ruckus on the last day of the monsoon session.

The suspension came after Union Parliamentary Minister Pralhad Joshi wrote to Rajya Sabha President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Vice President, on Monday about alleged violence on the last day of the monsoon session. action for ‘undiscipline’.

The suspended MPs include six members of Congress – Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, R Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain and Akhilesh Prasad Singh – TMCs Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai of the Shiv Sena and CPMs Kareem and Binoy Viswam of the CPI.

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