Both Houses of Parliament adjourned within minutes of commencement of proceedings
27 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Within minutes of the start of both Houses’ proceedings, Rajya Sabha was postponed till 2 p.m. and Lok Sabha until 4 p.m. on Monday, amid Opposition MPs’ protests in the second part of ...
Within minutes of the start of both Houses’ proceedings, Rajya Sabha was postponed till 2 p.m. and Lok Sabha until 4 p.m. on Monday, amid Opposition MPs’ protests in the second part of the Budget Session.
They were yelling about the Adani Group and Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification. Earlier today, opposition MPs met in the LoP Rajya Sabha chamber and Congress chairman Mallikarjun Kharge in the Parliament building to plan the day’s strategy.
The opposition parties which participated in the meeting include DMK, Samajwadi Party, JD(U), Bharat Rashtra Samithi, CPI(M), RJD, Nationalist Congress Party, CPI, IUML, MDMK, Kerala Congress, TMC, RSP, AAP, J-K NC and Shiv Sena (Uddhav faction).
Trinamool Congress MPs also participated in the meeting which came as a huge development following Rahul Gandhi’s suspension as MP from Lok Sabha.
TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been a critic of the BJP, supported Rahul Gandhi.
“In PM Modi’s New India, Opposition leaders have become the prime target of the BJP! While BJP leaders with criminal antecedents are inducted into the cabinet, Opposition leaders are disqualified for their speeches. Today, we have witnessed a new low for our constitutional democracy,” the TMC Supremo had earlier said.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge welcomed TMC’s move to participate in the meeting stating that anyone who comes forward to “protect democracy” is welcome.
“I thank everyone who supported this. That is why, I thanked everyone yesterday and I thank them today as well. We welcome anyone who comes forward to protect democracy and Constitution and safeguard the people. We extend heartfelt gratitude to the people who support us,” Kharge said.