New Delhi: It was a protest against protest in the Parliament on Friday. Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest against ‘unruly behaviour’ by MPs of Opposition parties near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Reacting to BJP MPs’ protest, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, “It was needlessly provocative of the BJP MPs to come here and rub salt on the wounds. If anything, BJP should have shown solidarity.”
He added that the MPs were “unjustly expelled by a party that has institutionalized disruption.”
The Opposition MPs have been protesting against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs on Monday, the first day of the Winter Session of the Parliament.
Among the suspended MPs, six are from Congress, two each from Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena and one each from CPI and CPM. They have been suspended for the rest of the session.
However, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has remained firm on his decision saying that the suspended MPs have shown no remorse. The Opposition leaders have refused to apologize for their behavior.
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