New Delhi : Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on Tuesday has stated that all the suspended MPs will give a Dharna. The protest will start from December 1, outside Parliament he stated.
He said, “From December 1, 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, the 12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha will sit in dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue Parliament.”
Further he stated that TMC will along with other Opposition parties against the suspension of its MPs.
All 12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha will sit in dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue from Wednesday. The Leader of Opposition will also write to Rajya Sabha chairperson to reconsider the suspension and also to highlight the irregularities in the process followed for suspension, leaders at Kharge’s office said after meeting.
“Our two MPs will sit before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament premises from tomorrow 10am-6pm daily till 23rd December. We will invite other MPs also to come to show solidarity with our MPs,” says TMC MP Derek O’Brien.
The Congress has decided to boycott Lok Sabha for the day over the suspension of 12 MPs in Rajya Sabha. “We have boycotted the Lok Sabha proceedings for the remaining day in protest against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs,” KC Venugopal, Congress
The Centre and the opposition parties gathered on Tuesday for the second day of Parliament’s Winter Session after a dramatic opening on Monday. Utter chaos was witnessed in the Upper House of the Parliament again as Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejected the request by opposition leaders to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. Parties such as the Congress, NCP, DMK, SP, Left, RJD, AAP walked out of the Rajya Sabha in protest over suspension of 12 MPs. TMC, however, didn’t walk out.
After walking out of Rajya Sabha, opposition parties will now hold another meeting at Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge’s office to take a further decision.
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