Updated: July 19, 2021 12:44:17 pm
Protesting against the rise in fuel prices, six Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs arrived on bicycles for the first day of the Parliament monsoon session.
The six MPs — Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Bandyopadhyay, Arpita Ghosh, Nadimul Haque, Shantanu Sen, and Abir Ranjan Biswas — also raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at one of the entrances to the House.
In an ANI video, the TMC MPs can be heard shouting “Narendra Modi jawab do” (Narendra Modi give us answers) and “Jawab tumko dena hoga” (You would have to answer), questioning the Prime Minister on the rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.
— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before the session began, asked the Opposition to ask difficult questions but also allow his government to answer them. “I would like to urge all the MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the Government to respond, in a disciplined environment. This will boost the democracy, strengthen people’s trust and improve the pace of development,” he said.
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