New Delhi. The mimicry by TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee outside the parliament and the suspension of opposition MPs is still causing a stir. Demonstrations are being held by activists of both sides in various parts of the country. Meanwhile, today, opposition leaders gathered at Jantar Mantar in the Save Democracy Protest, including Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, and several leaders of opposition parties.
Commenting on the security lapse of all the leaders demonstrating, Rahul Gandhi said that those who claim to be patriots have lost their credibility. He also stated that freedom of speech in the country is diminishing today, and the youth are becoming unemployed. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that in Narendra Modi’s government, the youth spend more than 7 hours on social media on their phones because they haven’t been given employment, and this is the true condition of Hindustan. Therefore, these youth should jump into politics. This sentiment is present in every youth of India. Opposition to the security lapse in the Parliament led to the suspension of 146 MPs from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
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Statement by Rahul Gandhi on the suspension of MPs Referring to the suspension of MPs, Rahul Gandhi said, “A few days ago, two or three youths jumped inside the Parliament building. We all saw them jumping. They came inside, spread some smoke, and all the BJP MPs ran away… Those who call themselves patriots lost their credibility… How did they get inside? Did they bring a gas cylinder inside the Parliament?… Why did they protest? The reason was unemployment!… The youth of this country cannot find employment today. I asked Amit Shah, who is the Home Minister, how did these two youths enter the Parliament? He did not answer but suspended 150 MPs.”
Statement by Congress MP K.C. Venugopal Congress MP K.C. Venugopal said, “The opposition is united. The country is united. The way this government is destroying democratic values and even parliamentary traditions, it is not digestible to anyone, and that’s why all the parties in India are opposing it.” Here at Jantar Mantar…”
Is the BJP government not allowing a Dalit to speak? – Kharge In opposition to the India Block demonstration at Jantar Mantar, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Under our constitution, everyone has the right to speak. When we (in Parliament) give notices, we are not even given the opportunity to read the notices. Should I say that the BJP government is not allowing a Dalit to speak? You cannot take away our right to speak. This freedom was given to us by Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. You suspend opposition MPs and pass laws without any discussion… We have to fight together.”
India Alliance should come to power – Shashi Tharoor In opposition to the suspension of MPs on a large scale, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, “In the history of democracy in the world, 146 MPs have never been suspended… People should know that democracy is in danger. The protest is to convey this message.” People say that whatever is happening is wrong for the future of the country… The only solution to this is to change the government, and India Alliance should come to power…”
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on the opposition to India Block In opposition to the suspension of MPs on a large scale and the opposition to India Block, Congress MP Karti Chidambaram said, “It was natural for the opposition to demand a statement from the Home Minister… But the government was adamant not to pay attention to our demands. Therefore, there was a protest inside the Parliament. The government’s reaction was to suspend 146 opposition members and enact a law, which will have far-reaching consequences on people’s daily lives in India… The government wants to create a parliament that will only put a stamp on all their laws without any discussion… That’s why they want the parliament to be like China or North Korea… This erosion of confidence in the parliamentary system is harmful to the people. I want to expose it and tell them that what is happening in the Parliament is not good for India…”
Will the Parliament function if all MPs stay outside? – Azharuddin In opposition to the suspension of MPs, India Block’s protest, Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin said, “If members of parliament are suspended, this is not democracy. 5 or 6 is okay, but suspending nearly 150 members is not democracy. This message should reach the people. If all MPs stay outside, will the Parliament function?… There has been no violation like this. A member of parliament has a special right to express his views…”
Know the whole matter It should be noted that on December 13, two individuals entered the Lok Sabha, and they were caught by MPs and handed over to the police. Due to the commotion, 146 MPs were suspended from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha from December 14 to 21. Among them, Congress has the most significant number of 61 MPs. Meanwhile, on December 19, during the opposition coalition meeting in Delhi, the issue of the suspension of MPs was raised. Opposition parties condemned the suspension and decided to protest against it.
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