Muting of democratic India continues: Congress on Rajya Sabha MPs suspension


New Delhi, September 21

The Congress on Monday reacted sharply to the suspension of eight Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs, together with three of its personal, with Rahul Gandhi saying the “muting of democratic India continues” by initially silencing and later suspending the Parliamentarians.

The suspension of the eight members comes a day after the Upper House witnessed unprecedented unruly scenes by protesting opposition members through the passage of two farm payments.

“‘Muting of Democratic India’ continues: by initially silencing and later, suspending MPs in the Parliament & turning a blind eye to farmers’ concerns on the black agriculture laws,” Gandhi stated in a tweet.

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“This ‘omniscient’ Govt’s endless arrogance has brought economic disaster for the entire country,” the previous Congress chief stated.

Reacting to the event, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala requested whether or not or not there was any Parliamentary system within the nation.

“Is it a sin to raise the voice of the farmer in Parliament? Have dictators held Parliament hostage?” Surjewala stated in a tweet.

“Do you not listen to the voice of truth under the influence of power? How many voices will you suppress Modi ji…Of the farmers, of workers, of small shopkeeper, of Parliament,” he tweeted with the hashtag ‘Kisaan Virodhi (anti-farmer) Modi’.

The authorities on Monday moved a movement looking for the suspension of Derek O’Brien (TMC), Sanjay Singh (AAP), Rajeev Satav (Congress), KK Ragesh (CPM), Syed Nazir Hussain (Congress), Ripun Boren (Congress), Dola Sen (TMC) and Elamaram Kareem (CPM).

Amid opposition, the movement was adopted by voice vote and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu requested them to go away the House however they remained current and protested the ruling.

The Chairman additionally rejected a discover for a no-confidence movement towards Deputy Chairman Harivansh on the grounds that correct process was not adopted.

Naidu condemned the unruly behaviour and “threats” to Harivansh through the passage of the farm payments.

The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 have been handed by the Rajya Sabha on Sunday with a voice vote, amid unprecedented unruly scenes by protesting opposition members demanding that the proposed legislations be referred to a House panel for better scrutiny.

The two payments have already been handed by the Lok Sabha and can now go to the president for his assent earlier than they’re notified as legal guidelines. PTI



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