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Opposition MPs holds a march from Parliament to revoke the suspension of 12 MPs

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Opposition Members of Parliament both from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha hold a protest from Parliament against the suspension of 12 MPs. Rahul Gandhi also joined the MPs at the iconic Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises.

Demanding the revoke of the suspension of 12 Members of Parliament of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha), MPs of the opposition parties, today, held a march from the Indian Parliament to Vijay Chowk. The MPs were joined by Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi in their protest. Further, the joint march by the opposition parties was also organized to protest against the overall inflation, unemployment, and bulldozing bills without discussions in Parliament. The demand, apart from revocation of the suspension of 12 MPs of Rajya  Sabha, also included providing financial compensation to the families of farmers who lost their lives while protesting against the center’s three farm laws. 

The decision to take out the march was finalized at a meeting of the opposition floor leaders of both the houses (Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha) held at the chamber of the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge. Talking to the news agency ANI, Kharge, before the commencement of the meeting said “The Rajya Sabha chairman has full powers to suspend any rule, issue direction, or revoke it but Government is not letting him do it. I request the chairman to use his powers to bring back these 12 suspended MPs to the House.”

Earlier, the Members of Parliament of the Upper House were suspended for allegedly unruly conduct towards the end of the Monsoon Session in August when Marshals were called after MPs of the opposition parties clinched on to the Well of the House during the passage of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021. The suspended MPs include six members from Congress, two from All India Trinamool Congress Shiv Sena, and one each from CPI and CPM.

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