Condemn opposition party's act, black day in Parliament's history: BJP

| Updated: Jul 24, 2017 22:53 IST

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party have condemned action by the opposition party Congress, where six party members were suspended, for throwing pieces of paper and disrupting the proceedings during zero hour, on Monday. Addressing the media, Ananth Kumar has called the incident a "black day in the history of parliament." "The Congress party's parliament members during zero hour picked up papers from the table, made balls out of them and started throwing them on Honorable Lok Sabha speaker, Sumitra Mahajan. They tried to throw papers on her and tried to do that a number of times," he said. He further said that the ruling party is ready to listen to issues and discussions under proper notice and rules. "The Congress members created a nuisance in the Parliament today, and we condemn this kind of behavior," he added. He also said that throwing papers on Lok Sabha speaker was disrespectful and a line should be drawn by them. "They have also misbehaved with the Lok Sabha speaker, who is also a woman. What Congress members have done is shameful and we condemn it. This is an insult to the democracy," BJP member said. Pandemonium reined in Parliament on Monday when the opposition trooped into the Wells of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to protest against the Centre's recent actions with regard to the Bofors Gun Case, frequent incidents of mob lynching arising out of the ban on cow slaughter and the National Eligibility-cum-entrance Test (NEET). In Lok Sabha, the opposition disrupted Question Hour by raising slogans against the government over incidents of cow vigilantism. The ruckus continued for over an hour. Some of the protesting members also threw papers at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan as the treasury benches countered the opposition over questions related to mob lynching and Bofors scam allegations.(ANI)

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