Prime News, National (New Delhi), Dec 4:- Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said that the protest by the ruling party’s MPs in the parliament was like rubbing salt in the wound.
“It was needlessly provocative of the BJP MPs to come here and rub salt in the wound. If anything BJP should have shown that is solidarity. My colleagues were unjustly expelled by a party that has institutionalized disruption,” Tharoor said.
BJP MPs staged a protest in Parliament this morning against the alleged “unruly” behaviour of the Opposition parties.
On the other hand, Opposition MPs protested against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
Since the commencement of the winter session of the Parliament on Monday, there have been continuous disruptions in the functioning of both Houses.
In a move that angered the Opposition and set the stage for acrimonious exchanges, a dozen members of Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha were suspended from the winter session on the very first day on Monday following a motion brought in by the government.
The members were suspended for alleged unruly conduct towards the end of the monsoon session in August when marshals were called after Opposition members entered the Well of the House during the passage of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).