Rahul Gandhi spearheads opposition protests in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Aug 6: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the lead as his party along with other opposition members today created uproar in Lok Sabha demanding an urgent discussion on communal situation in the country. Gandhi joined his party colleagues in slogan shouting in the Well against the government. They were demanding a discussion through an adjournment motion on rising incidents of communal violence in the country.

Amid ruckus, the House was adjourned briefly during Question Hour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House during the din. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, while opposing the adjournment motion, said there was no communal tension in the country and hit back at the opposition saying, “Don’t create unnecessary problems…”

While Congress members demanded that Question Hour should be suspended to take up the adjournment motion, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not allow it leading to uproar. Around 20 members, including Gandhi, stood in the Well where members from NCP, JD-U,

RJD, RSP and AAP were also present. Before rushing into the Well, Gandhi stood in the aisle. The agitating members shouted ‘we want justice’ and said ‘Pradhan Mantri jawab do (Prime Minister should reply)’. Trinamool Congress members stood up and sought a discussion on communal tension in the country.