New Delhi, September 21
Opposition events hit out on the authorities on Monday over the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha MPs and are holding a protest on the Parliament premises in opposition to the transfer.
Eight members from the Congress, CPI(M), Trinamool Congress and the AAP had been suspended for the remaining a part of the monsoon session over their “unruly behaviour” throughout the passage of farm payments within the Upper House of Parliament.
“Suspension of the 8 MPs who fought to protect farmers’ interests is unfortunate and reflective of this autocratic govt’s mindset that doesn’t respect democratic norms & principles. We won’t bow down & we’ll fight this fascist Govt in Parliament & on the streets,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated in a tweet.
Opposition events just like the Congress, CPI(M), Shiv Sena, JDS, TMC, CPI and the Samajwadi Party are holding a protest on the Parliament premises with placards that learn ‘Murder of Democracy’, ‘Death of Parliament’ and ‘Shame, shame’.
“Suspension won’t silence us. We will stand with farmers in their fight. Deputy chairman throttled parliamentary procedures yesterday. Suspension of MPs exposed the coward face of the BJP. People will see through the attempt to divert attention from their undemocratic actions,” stated CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem, who’s amongst these suspended.
“Wake up crores of farmers of the country, BJP government has mortgaged your life to Adani-Ambani, wake up and oppose this black law. We are on agitation in Parliament, you should agitate outside. The BJP government has passed a black law against farmers. We were terminated for opposing the bill,” stated AAP MP Sanjay Singh.
“That is why we are sitting on dharna and will keep sitting till the BJP government explains why this black law was passed by strangling democracy,” he added.
The MPs got here to the protest website carrying blankets, and pedestal followers had been being fitted to assist them combat the scorching warmth. PTI