Hours after Opposition leaders together with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi held a march outdoors Parliament to protest in opposition to the alleged manhandling of MPs in Rajya Sabha, a gaggle of Union Ministers blamed Opposition members for the unruly scenes witnessed in the course of the Monsoon Session.
While addressing a joint press convention, Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused the Opposition of manhandling marshals, and mentioned their “my way or highway” approach is “highly condemnable”.
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Goyal, who can be the Leader of House in Rajya Sabha, mentioned the group of ministers met Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the House and made an attraction that the strongest doable motion ought to be taken in opposition to the opposition MPs for his or her “deplorable behavior”.
Goyal informed the media that the Opposition was unable to digest the truth that the nation has given up on them and their conduct in Rajya Sabha was a brand new low of the parliamentary democracy.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur, in the meantime, mentioned that the Secretary General’s desk in Rajya Sabha isn’t meant for dancing and protesting. He was referring to an alleged incident when an opposition chief was seen above a desk contained in the Upper House of Parliament.
“We demand that Rajya Sabha Chairman should take stringent action against those opposition MPs who broke rules,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi mentioned. He alleged that it was pre-decided by Congress and its pleasant allies that they might not enable Parliament to operate.
Earlier as we speak, prime leaders of a number of Opposition events met within the chamber of Leader of Opposition within the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge after which walked in protest from Parliament House to Vijay Chowk. Those who attended the assembly included Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Kharge, Sanjay Raut, Manoj Jha, and different Opposition leaders.
On Wednesday, a number of ladies Congress MPs alleged they had been bodily bullied by male marshals as they had been protesting within the Well of the Rajya Sabha. Congress’ Chhaya Verma and Phulo Devi Netam alleged that male safety personnel manhandled them and Netam fell within the melee.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar mentioned that in his 55 years of being in Parliament, he had by no means seen such an incident in Rajya Sabha. He alleged that greater than 40 women and men marshalls and safety workers had been deployed within the Upper House, together with some who had been introduced from outdoors. “It is painful. It is an attack on democracy,” Pawar mentioned.
Amid Opposition protests over the Pegasus snooping row and farm legal guidelines, each Houses of Parliament had been adjourned sine die two days earlier to the schedule on Wednesday. Both Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressed anguish over the washout, with Naidu briefly breaking down within the House.