Congress Black Protest: Sonia-Kharge came out on the road in black clothes, BJP did a black act of sarcasm
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress President Kharge thanked the opposition parties for supporting the protest against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification. He told reporters at Vijay Chowk, ‘We have come wearing black clothes because we want to show that Modi ji is destroying democracy in the country. First autonomous institutions were abolished and then governments were formed everywhere by intimidation. Those who do not bow down, an attempt was made to intimidate them using ED and CBI and now this attempt is being made.
Kharge claimed that Rahul Gandhi was disqualified because the government was scared of the questions raised by him on the Adani issue and started seeing him as a challenge after the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. Ji had asked some questions in the Parliament which were not answered. He said, ‘All the parties are demanding that JPC be formed. If JPC is formed then everything will come out… Why is the government scared of JPC? You have the majority (of the government). Kharge said sarcastically, ‘You are scared because there is something black in the lentils. Those who are afraid, do they die sometime or the other?’ The Congress President said, ‘In the case of defamation, he was sentenced to two years. This is a black day for democracy.
He alleged that the government got Rahul Gandhi disqualified by speaking to the Lok Sabha Speaker so that he could not talk about Adani in the House. He said, ‘This is to scare Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi will not be afraid. Opposition parties will not bow down, will not suppress and will not be afraid. DMK’s TR Baalu also said that disqualification of Rahul Gandhi is a black day for democracy. Earlier, the opposition leaders met to discuss the future course of action. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, DMK’s TR Baalu, leaders of Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress and several other parties attended the meeting held in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament House.
Congress Lok Sabha members Manish Tiwari and Manickam Tagore had given an adjournment notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla over the appointment of Rahul Gandhi to the commission. He said that this decision taken in haste is not in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. On the other hand, in the Rajya Sabha, Congress member Syed Nasir Hussain and some other members gave notices of adjournment demanding formation of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in the case of Adani Group. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, representing Kerala’s Wayanad parliamentary seat, was on Friday disqualified from the Lok Sabha in the wake of his conviction by a Surat court in a 2019 defamation case. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Surat court in a criminal defamation case filed in 2019 against him over his ‘Modi surname’ remark.