Oppn protests in Parl ‘murder of democracy’: Speaker
Unabated uproar by Congress members in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday invited the wrath of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who called their protests "murder of democracy" and "hijacking" the rights of 440 members by 40-50 others in the Opposition.
Mahajan also asked the Lok Sabha TV, which broadcasts live proceedings of the House, to show the "irresponsible" opposition members so that the whole country could see their behaviour. The Speaker's angry response came as protesting members intensified their slogan-shouting in the Well and the Chair refused to adjourn the House and deciding to continue with the work. Many Congress members were seen raising placards close to the Speaker's podium so that they could be seen on camera, prompting Parliamentary Affairs Ministry M <g data-gr-id="19">venkaiah</g> Naidu to launch an attack on Congress. "What is this happening? 20 people cannot dictate the entire House. Let action be taken. What kind of tamasha is this? They go to Speaker's house to protest and are now showing placards on the face of Speaker," Naidu said.