New Delhi: The proceedings of Parliament are still seen to be in turmoil. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm and the Lok Sabha till 4 pm today, within minutes of the commencement of proceedings in both houses amid protests by opposition MPs. They were raising slogans on several issues as well as Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification.
For the past several days, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings have been marred by uproar due to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement in London and many other issues.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi’s departure to Parliament has further heated up politics.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, “We have come to Parliament today in black clothes. We want to show the country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is destroying democracy in the country one by one.”
The way Rahul Gandhi has been expelled from the Lok Sabha, all opposition parties are against it and are united. Today, we have come to Vijay Chowk to show the unity of the opposition.
Injustice has been done to Rahul Gandhi. You file a case in Surat in Gujarat about what Rahul Gandhi said in his election speech in Kolar. The incident took place in Kolar Karnataka, but the case was registered in Surat Gujarat because you wanted a favourable judgment, he said.
Earlier today, a big strategy meeting of opposition parties was held at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge’s office, in which Prasoon Banerjee and Jawahar Sarkar represented TMC. It is being told that in this meeting, the opposition’s strategy on Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Parliament was discussed.
In this meeting, Congress MPs wore black clothes as a mark of protest against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification. The Congress rival in Telangana, the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) also joined the black cloth protest.
This is the third week of the second part of the Parliament session and so far Parliament is witnessing a stalemate as the opposition has been demanding a JPC on the Adani issue and treasury benches were demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his speech in London, alleging that he had defamed the country on foreign soil. The current second part of the budget session began on March 13 and will continue till April 6.