Sonia, Rahul Gandhi lead protests over Maha situation

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (PTI photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi led protests against the Modi government on Monday accusing it of "murdering democracy" by forming a government in Maharashtra and trying to poach MLAs from the NCP.

Congress lawmakers protested in the Parliament premises, raising slogans and waving placards, against the Modi government. "This is a murder of democracy," Gandhi said as Congress members held a huge banner 'Stop Murder of Democracy' inside the Parliament premises.

In the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi led the attack against the Modi government. Rahul, a Lok Sabha member from Wayand, had a question listed for the Question Hour. "I wanted to ask a question in the House but it doesn't make any sense to ask a question right now as democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra," Rahul said.

There were unruly scenes in the Lok Sabha as Congress members tried to unfurl a huge banner inside the House and raised slogans.

Speaker Om Birla directed House Marshals to escort Congress members T N Prathapan and Hibi Eden outside the house for creating unruly scenes. Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.

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