AAP, TMC, Left in 9 who join Congress’s 5-day boycott of Lok Sabha

Congress MPs from both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will hold a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Tuesday.

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: August 4, 2015 9:29 am
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In a show of solidarity, nine opposition parties — Trinamool Congress, CPI(M), CPI, JD(U), RJD, NCP, RSP, Muslim League and Aam Aadmi Party — have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha for the next five days to protest against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs. The Congress, which has decided to boycott the House for the rest of the week, is also talking to the Samajwadi Party in this connection.

“The Modi government will soon understand that truth cannot be silenced. The people of India, and the Congress party, have shown this in the case of the land Bill. Truth will not be silenced in the case of corruption scams either, where the Prime Minister is protecting the guilty. We stand with each of our suspended MPs,” said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

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“They want to replicate the Gujarat model in Parliament. They want to suspend or dismiss the opposition member and run the House unilaterally. This is what they have been doing there. They want to replicate it here. Parliament and the people of the country will not let it happen,” said Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

Replying to a question, he said he felt the Speaker was “100 per cent” partisan. “Whatever we say, many of our words, are not recorded properly. When opposition members stood up, including a BJD member who wanted to make a point of order, the Speaker did not allow. I don’t know what type of rules are followed. I don’t want to criticise the Speaker… but we are hurt by what is going on in the House,” he said.

“This government wants to treat opposition parties like slaves. The government is behaving like a king, and wants the opposition parties to submit before it like subjects. The ruling party has forgotten that we are living in a democracy, and the role of the opposition is crucial and important,” said Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

“This government wants to get the work done from the opposition parties inside Parliament, on their terms and conditions…This government is totally undermining the role of the opposition. Sometimes, we come to the conclusion that there is undeclared emergency across the country,”said  Azad.

Congress MPs from both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will hold a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Tuesday.

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    Debraj
    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:21 am
    All these 9 uneducated parties feeding on the regional votes and doing nothing for the progress of nation should be kept away from the parliament all they can do is create a ruckus and delay development. MODIji, march on!
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      Lalitha Rangachari
      Aug 4, 2015 at 6:13 am
      Mrs hi did the same thing during Vajpayee 's time. She is the original disturber. During the so called coffin gate scam she insisted on Fernandes resignation. Her party disturbed the parliament as a protest she lead her party Out. She is following the same script. It is a deja vie.
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        Rahul
        Aug 4, 2015 at 7:19 am
        WELL. DONE BJP Parties supporting congress are real enemies of indian people those who Support to most corrupted party of India are also corrupted
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        1. Jayam Das
          Aug 4, 2015 at 6:51 am
          The Modi Government's refusal to drop Lalitgate tainted Sushma, or the continuation of the MP and Rajasthan Chief Ministers are in line with the BJP's approach to corruption and criminals in politics. We all know of how they retained Edyurappa, the tainted ministers in Gujarat, and others in positions inspite of Court observations and public outcry. It's also known that many of the present BJP MPs have criminal past. Whether in corruption or criminals in politics issue, BJP is no better than Congress. Now, they find the short course to run the Govt- bulldozing the opposition.
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            ashok
            Aug 4, 2015 at 5:46 am
            utter lawlessness by congress law makers. dictatorial atude by Sonia and Rahul is leading the parliament to nowhere. what is rationale behind the fracas committed by congress and blindly followed by some other parties. as a common man I would like to know can not parliament be used to articulate the geivances of common man ? suspension is a small step to discipline more strong steps should have been taken enable the houses to function.
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