Opposition raises army deployment issue in West Bengal

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Parliament1Chaos erupted in both Houses of Parliament on December 2 as a united Opposition compared the army deployment by the government to a military coup in West Bengal.

Earlier, Trinamool Congress Party, which was ably supported by Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, raised the ‘military coup’ issue.

For the first time, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi chaired the Congress Parliamentary Party in the absence of his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha party MPs were present.

Stating that terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir has only risen after India conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan, Rahul accused the Centre for not having a strategy to deal with the cross-border menace.

At the CPP meet, he alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only interested in doing TRP politics and as a result, India was suffering. Stating that the PM who used to ridicule previous UPA governments, sits quietly while J&K burns. He will be judged by history as man who gifted massive political space to anti-India forces by creating BJP-PDP alliance.

Amid continuous walk-outs by opposition parties, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day and will assemble again on December 5, said the Speaker.

Meanwhile, TMC leader Derek O’Brein has said in Rajya Sabha that the documents tabled in the House regarding army deployment in West Bengal were not complete. “ I will present the full documents,” he added.

After discussion on various national and state level issues during the Zero Hour of Rajya Sabha, opposition created an uproar as Question Hour began. Immediately, the Speaker adjourned the House till 2.30pm.