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Updated on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 06:43 PM IST

Meeting at Sonia Gandhi's residence to discuss situation in Parliament; Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Rahul Gandhi and others present

This comes after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs as the "symbol of the crushing of the voice of people of India" and said that the Opposition is not allowed to raise any issue of national importance in the Parliament.
Meeting at Sonia Gandhi's residence to discuss situation in Parliament; Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Rahul Gandhi and others present  | ANI/File Photo

Meeting at Sonia Gandhi's residence to discuss situation in Parliament; Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Rahul Gandhi and others present | ANI/File Photo

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A meeting is being held at the residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, regarding the situation in Parliament, ANI reported.

This comes after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs as the "symbol of the crushing of the voice of people of India" and said that the Opposition is not allowed to raise any issue of national importance in the Parliament.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, DMK MP TR Balu, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and LoP in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge are present at the meeting.

Speaking to the media at the Vijay Chowk, the Wayanad MP said, "Suspension of 12 MPs is a symbol of the crushing of the voice of people of India. Their voices have been crushed. They have done nothing wrong. We are not allowed to discuss important issues in Parliament." "Bill after Bill is being passed in Parliament in the din. This is not the way to run the Parliament. The Prime Minister doesn't come to House. We are not allowed to raise any issue of national importance. It is the unfortunate killing of democracy," he said.

The Congress leader further called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Rajya Sabha Chairman "just implementors" of a power that wants to steal farmers' income.

"A minister killed farmers. The Prime Minister is aware of it. Truth is that 2-3 capitalists are against farmers... These MPs were not suspended by the Rajya Sabha chairman or the Prime Minister but by the power that wants to steal farmers' income. The Prime Minister and the chairman are just implementors," he added.

The Opposition leaders in both the Houses held a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk demanding to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

Meanwhile, The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday as the Opposition parties disrupted proceedings of the House seeking revocation of suspension of 12 MPs from the House. The Upper House has witnessed continuous adjournment since the first day of the ongoing Winter Session over the suspension of the 12 members.

The winter session of Parliament began on November 29 and will continue till December 23.

(With agency inputs)

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Published on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 06:43 PM IST
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