Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote on his social media account: “… The central government not making a statement on this serious issue and suspending the opposition MPs instead of discussion will be recorded as an unfortunate incident in the history of Parliament.”
– Raheem Khan
Jaipur, Dec. 23: Protests were held at different places in Rajasthan on Friday against the suspension of opposition MPs in Parliament.
A nationwide protest was organized by the Congress on Friday against the suspension of Opposition MPs from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. All tall leaders of INDIA Alliance participated in the protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. On the call of All India Congress Committee, protests were also held at all the district headquarters in Rajasthan.
Congress spokesperson Swarnim Chaturvedi said Congress leaders and workers protested in all the districts of the state and submitted a memorandum, addressed to the President, to District Collectors. Chaturvedi said such suspension of elected MPs is murder of democracy. Congress strongly opposes this. He said the entire country is shocked by the suspension of such a large number of MPs.
On the suspension of a large number of Opposition MPs from Parliament, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote on his social media account: “It is the responsibility of the Speaker to conduct the Lok Sabha impartially. In case of a serious lapse in the security of the Parliament, if the Speaker had given instructions to the Home Minister to give a statement in Parliament, this matter would have ended and there would not have been so much uproar. The central government not making a statement on this serious issue and suspending the opposition MPs instead of discussion will be recorded as an unfortunate incident in the history of Parliament.”
Rajasthan Congress State President Govind Singh Dotasara said, “India’s democratic system is in danger, the country is being pushed into darkness by suppressing public issues. For the first time in history, about 150 MPs have been suspended to suppress the voice of the Opposition and the government got all the laws passed without any opposition. This is not a good sign for democracy.
“The Prime Minister and the Home Minister should have given a statement on the lapse in security of Parliament. But it is unfortunate for the country that egoistic people are instigating sentiments by playing caste politics in the temple of democracy.”
Against the suspension of 146 opposition MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the dictatorial tendencies of the ruling party in Parliament, the anti-democratic role of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar in arbitrarily passing bills by the government by suspending Opposition parties, India Alliance On the call, Congress Party, CPI(M), CPI(ML), AAP, etc. protested by raising slogans and demonstrating for an hour at the District Collectorate, Udaipur. On this occasion, Congress Udaipur City President Fateh Singh Rathod, Congress Udaipur Rural President Kachrulal Chaudhary, Vallabhnagar East Preeti Shaktawat, CPI (ML) State Secretary Com Shankarlal Chaudhary, CPI(M) State Committee Member Comrade Vimal Bhagora, CPI(M) City Secretary Comrade Hiralal Salvi, All India Lawyers, Advocate Arun Vyas from Union Udaipur, DYFI State Secretariat member Pawan Bainiwal, CPI leader Himmat Changwal were present.
Congress and other parties included in the INDIA Alliance together protested against the suspension of Opposition MPs and the dictatorship of the Modi government at the district headquarters of Sikar, Karauli, Udaipur, Pali, Kota, Ajmer, Jhalawar, Tonk, Chittorgarh, Sirohi, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jalore, Banswara, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, etc.