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Opposition To Hold Protest Against MPs Suspension At Jantar Mantar On Friday

A total of 143 opposition MPs have been suspended from Parliament over the past week after they held protests on the December 13 security breach incident.

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Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge with party leader Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders
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The opposition-bloc INDIA will hold a protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday against the suspension of MPs from Parliament.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arvinder Singh Lovely made the announcement saying the Congress is organising the protest, which will begin at 11am on Friday.

He added the party has directed its district presidents to visit all 280 blocks in the city, interact with the people and urge them to participate in the demonstration.

A total of 143 opposition MPs have been suspended from both Houses of Parliament over the past week after they held protests and raised slogans demanding Union home minister Amit Shah’s statement on the December 13 security breach incident. 

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On Wednesday, the total number of suspended MPs in the Lok Sabha reached 97 and in Rajya Sabha, it is 46.

The Delhi Congress chief said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance partners are scared, adding that the suspension of so many MPs amounts to insulting the sanctity of the Parliament.

Calling the move dictatorial, the Congress leader said that it has hurt the democratic goodwill of the country.

“It was the right of MPs to ask questions inside the Parliament. A large number of people from different parts of the city will raise their voice against the undemocratic move during the protest,” HT quoted Lovely as having said.

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He reviewed the preparations of the protest rally at Delhi Congress headquarters.

“Most of the INDIA bloc leaders, including MPs who have been suspended, are expected to participate in the demonstration,” Congress has said.

After the lower house of the Parliament suspended the Opposition members, the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a circular outlining strict measures restricting the suspended MPs from various parliamentary activities.
 

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