New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Tuesday that the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs is a symbol of ‘the crushing of the voice of people of India’. He also accused that the Opposition is not allowed to raise any issue of national importance in the Parliament.
‘Suspension of 12 MPs is a symbol of the crushing of the voice of people of India. Their voices have been crushed. They have done nothing wrong. We are not allowed to discuss important issues in Parliament’, the Congress leader accused while addressing the media at Vijay Chowk. ‘Bill after Bill is being passed in Parliament in the din. This is not the way to run the Parliament. The Prime Minister doesn’t come to House. We are not allowed to raise any issue of national importance. It is the unfortunate killing of democracy’, he added.
The Congress leader further called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Rajya Sabha Chairman ‘just implementers’ of a power that wants to steal farmers’ income. ‘A minister killed farmers. The Prime Minister is aware of it. Truth is that 2-3 capitalists are against farmers… These MPs were not suspended by the Rajya Sabha chairman or the Prime Minister but by the power that wants to steal farmers’ income. The Prime Minister and the chairman are just implementers’, he said.
Meanwhile, The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday as the Opposition parties disrupted proceedings of the House seeking revocation of suspension of 12 MPs from the House. The Upper House has witnessed continuous adjournment since the first day of the on-going Winter Session over the suspension of the 12 members. The Opposition leaders in both the Houses held a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk demanding to revoke the suspension of the Rajya Sabha MPs.