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“Murder Of Democracy”: Rahul Gandhi On Maharashtra Political Situation

A large gathering of Congress leaders and workers carrying banners and chanting slogans demanded that the BJP “stop murder of democracy”


NEW DELHI| On Monday while attending the Lok Sabha Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that “It doesn’t make any sense to question” the center over the political situation in Maharashtra. Congress leader alleged a “murder of democracy” in the state, Gandhi also said that although he wanted to ask questions of the central government but would refrain from doing so.

The Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP plea is in the Supreme Court to fight the BJP’s stunt of oath ceremony of Chief Minister and Deputy CM.

Meanwhile, as a three-member bench of the top court decides the fate of Devendra Fadnavis’ government, interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi led a protest in Parliament premises. A large gathering of Congress leaders and party workers, carrying banners and chanting slogans, demanded that the BJP “stop murder of democracy”.

Inside parliament the Lok Sabha was adjourned following protests by Congress MPs who stormed the Well of the House. Speaker Om Birla ordered the removal of two party members TN Prathapan and Hibi Eden.

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Chaos broke out in Maharashtra on Saturday morning after NCP leader Ajit Pawar appeared to break ranks with his uncle, party chief Sharad Pawar, and join the BJP in its audacious bid to form the government.

The BJP needs around 40 MLAs to reach that majority mark, prompting allegations of horse-trading from the Shiv Sena, the Congress, and the NCP.

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