A black day for democracy, says Sonia Gandhi on suspension of 25 Congress MPs from Lok Sabha

By: |
New Delhi | August 03, 2015 6:03 PM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today dubbed as 'Black Day' for democracy the suspension of 25 party MPs from Lok Sabha as her party said the Narendra Modi government is implementing "Gujarat model" of democracy here.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today dubbed as ‘Black Day’ for democracy the suspension of 25 party MPs from Lok Sabha as her party said the Narendra Modi government is implementing “Gujarat model” of democracy here.

Sonia Gandhi, who appeared agitated soon after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs, said, “It is a Black Day for democracy.”

“Like in Gujarat the opposition members used to get suspended, similar thing is happening here. It is the Gujarat model which is being implemented,” party’s Leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters.

He nodded affirmatively when asked whether the remaining Congress members in the Lower House would boycott the House for five days as a mark of protest over the disciplinary action.

Congress whip of the party K C Venugopal said the remaining members were most likely to boycott the House and discussion were on with other opposition parties.

Meanwhile, the TMC and the AAP said they will boycott the House to express the solid arty toward the suspended members.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel meeting to question govt officials on Pegasus postponed due to lack of quorum
2Kashmiri Pandits feeling more secure of late, many have returned to valley: Govt
3‘Poore desh me khela hoga’: In Delhi, Mamata Banerjee challenges Narendra Modi for 2024 polls