Congress demands actions against Anurag Thakur for 'filming parliament proceedings'

| Updated: Jul 25, 2017 01:35 IST

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Congress has written a letter to Lok Sabha speaker to take action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Anurag Thakur for filming parliamentary proceedings on Monday. It came after the suspension of six Congress Parliamentarians for throwing pieces of paper and disrupting the proceedings during zero hour on Monday. Congress party member KC Venugopal has written to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan writing that they want "immediate action" against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for filming the proceedings in the Parliament. According to the letter KC Venugopal said, "BJP MP, Anurag Thakur (was) seen filming the proceedings in the House." He further said, "This according to the rules is forbidden. We request immediate action to preserve the sanctity of the proceedings of the House." The letter also said that Congress member Sushmita Dev and Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, "has also requested for the unedited recording of the house in this regard." 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)