The TMC members created a pandemonium in the Lok Sabha over the arrest of two of their MPs by the CBI in an alleged chit fund scam, leading to its adjournment of the Lok Sabha for 50 minutes till noon.
Parliament reconvened only to be disrupted many times over the demise of MP E Ahamed. The Congress and the BJP government fought verbally with each other after it came to light that the deceased MP’s family members weren’t allowed access to his body.
It may be noted that Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the ruling party had imposed an undeclared emergency. Retaliating, Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said the country was taken to the brink of disaster and its economy was in a dire condition during the former UPA rule.
On February 3, the Congress members protested against the Union government alleging it was indulging in vendetta politics in a probe into a chit fund scam. Before Parliament was to meet for the day, TMC members gathered near Mahatama Gandhi’s statue shouting slogans against the Centre. They said the Centre was harassing TMC leaders because it raised its voice against the demonetisation policy.