Uproar in Lok Sabha on issue of Cow Vigilantism

Posted July 26, 2017

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar over the suspension of the six Members of Parliament. With many MPs resorting to slogan-shouting in the House, Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge appealed to the Speaker to revoke the suspension by arguing such things, as throwing papers happened "in the heat of the moment". As soon as the House resumed at 3 pm, after being adjourned in the morning for the oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress benches hit out at BJP MPs Virendra Kumar, and Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, who had reportedly accused party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia of carrying out "anti-Dalit" activities.

The protesting Opposition members, including Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, demanded that the Speaker reconsider the suspension of the six MPs: Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev, Ranjeet Ranjan, Adhir Ranjan Choudhry, K Suresh and MK Raghavan.

Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, July 25 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today hailed the role played by Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha yesterday on the issue of cow vigilantes. Later, Deputy Speaker adjourned the House for the day.

Lok Sabha witnessed unruly scenes on Monday with a few Congress MPs tearing papers in the House in protest as their adjournment motion was rejected.

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Reacting to the statement, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the decision to sack five leaders were not appropriate.

"If the Opposition want to speak, they should give notice".

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Congress members staged a sit-in near the Speaker's podium throughout the Question Hour as she refused to permit a discussion on the issue. During the course of discussion, Members of the House presented their views and raised various questions which were satisfactorily and logically replied by the Minister of State.