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Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs’ 50-hour protest continues


New Delhi: The relay protest started on Wednesday by 20 Opposition MPs suspended from the Rajya Sabha continued on Thursday.

The 50-hour protest is being carried out near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Parliament complex.

The 20 Rajya Sabha MPs belonging to DMK, TRS, CPI(M), CPI and AAP, had been suspended on Monday and Tuesday. Congress MPs, too, joined the protest.

The protesting MPs stayed at the site through the night.

“Congress, DMK, TMC, CPM & AAP MPs from both Houses on 50 hour continuous dharna by turns in Parliament precincts. They are protesting their suspension for demanding URGENT debate on price rise and GST on food items,” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted on Wednesday night.

“There’s a 170% increase in suspension of MPs under Modi govt compared to UPA. 24 MPs suspended this Monsoon session alone!” he added.




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