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New Delhi: Congress members from both houses, led by party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi wore black bands, on Tuesday to protest the suspension of 25 MPs of the party by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Photo credit: The Hindu
Photo credit: The Hindu

The Congress members, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, and former union ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh and Ambika Soni, wore black bands on their arms and protested in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in parliament complex.

“Many parties like the Trinamool Congress, Left and the Aam Aadmi Party have pledged their support to us and said they will boycott Lok Sabha proceeding,” Kharge said.

On Monday, Mahajan had suspended 25 Congress parliamentarians for five days for “willfully obstructing the business of the house” and not adhering to her repeated warnings for observing rules in the house.

(IANS)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi Challenges Modi to Debate on Corruption

He had also dared the Prime Minister to hold a press conference and answer questions of the public

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Rahul Gandhi, president of India's main opposition Congress Party, speaks at a rally ahead of October's 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday again challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on corruption.

Gandhi shared on Twitter a 25-second video clip of a recent interview of Modi given to a Hindi news channel. In the clip, Modi is seen asking the interviewer if she believed the verdict on Rafale deal given by the Supreme Court, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the French President and the French government.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

Gandhi said in the tweet: “You can run Mr Modi, but you can’t hide. Your karma is about to catch up with you. The country can hear it in your voice. Truth is a powerful thing. I challenge you to a debate on corruption.”

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On March 1, Gandhi had challenged Modi to a one-on-one debate on corruption. He had also dared the Prime Minister to hold a press conference and answer questions of the public. (IANS)