A high alert was sounded inside Parliament premises on Tuesday afternoon after a Lok Sabha member’s car rammed into a security barricade. News agency ANI reported that the vehicle belongs to Congress Lok Sabha MP from Manipur, Thokchom Meinya. It is unclear whether Meinya was inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.
A video clip doing rounds on Twitter showed security personnel scrambling to take positions at one of the Parliament entry points. Parliament security personnel are investigating the cause of the incident.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha after the House convenes at 2 pm. In Manipur, curfew has been imposed for the day in Imphal city and mobile internet services shut down for five days across the state in order to contain the growing anger against the bill.
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.