Democracy Murdered in Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked the ruling government over the political situation in Maharashtra saying “democracy has been murdered.”
Gandhi, who was supposed to ask a question during the Question Hour, refused to do so amid protests by the opposition. He said that there is no point in asking the question as democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra.
Opposition lawmakers protested in Lok Sabha when the House began proceedings on Monday morning. They raised slogans of ‘stop murder of democracy’ during the question hour. Speaker Om Birla then adjourned the proceedings till 12 pm.
Moreover, the Congress, Indian Union Muslim League and Trinamool Congress on Monday gave an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over “sabotage of democracy in Maharashtra.” CPM has also given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the situation in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the opposition wanted suspension of business in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the revocation of President’s rule in Maharashtra. The chair didn’t agree and the MPs began shouting slogans. The House has been adjourned till 2 pm.
Protests also erupted by the opposition outside the Parliament. Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the party’s protest on the promises of Parliament against the BJP’s move to form a government in Maharashtra.
Congress leaders like Anand Sharma and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury raised slogans and held placards criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).