New Delhi: Opposition leaders from 15 parties, led by Congress leader Shri Rahul Gandhi, marched towards Vijay Chowk from Parliament on August 12, 2021, further intensifying the protests against the Centre over the Monsoon Session that was riddled with agitation, chaos and repeated adjournments.
With a group of opposition leaders standing next to him, Shri Rahul Gandhi said, “We raised the Pegasus issue, inflation, farmers’ issue, but were not allowed to speak in Parliament. Today, we had to come out here to speak to you as we are not allowed to speak in Parliament. This is murder of democracy.”
“This is the first time that MPs have been attacked in Parliament. Outsiders were brought in who thrashed the MPs. The voice of 60% of the country was crushed, humiliated and yesterday, was physically beaten,” said Shri Rahul Gandhi, who launched a sharp attack on the Centre over the chaotic Parliament proceedings in the entire Monsoon Session.
A scuffle broke out in Rajya Sabha between the Opposition MPs and marshals. Some women MPs of the Rajya Sabha belonging to the Congress alleged that they were manhandled by male marshals while they were protesting in the Well of the House.