Opposition leaders stand up in the Lok Sabha before boycotting during the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday (ANI)
Opposition leaders stand up in the Lok Sabha before boycotting during the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday (ANI)

Congress, Opposition parties walk out of Lok Sabha over Karnataka crisis

  • As Zero Hour commenced on Wednesday, Congress members from the lower House protested with shouting slogans, entering the Well of the House and then they walked out
  • Other opposition parties who walked out along with Congress included members from NCP, DMK, NC and members of Trinamool Congress

New Delhi: The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka rocked the Lok Sabha on Wednesday for a second day as Congress members along with several others from opposition parties walked out of the House.

As Zero Hour commenced on Wednesday, Congress members from the lower House protested with shouting slogans, entering the Well of the House and then they walked out.

Other opposition parties who walked out along with Congress included members from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK), National Conference (NC) and members of Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi was also present in the House when the disruptions happened while Rahul Gandhi missed the day’s proceedings as he is on a one day trip to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

After protesting for a while Congress members returned from the well of the House to their seats. Following this, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla directed Congress leaders that the cannot raise the same issue each day and affect proceedings of the House.

“Our leader D K Shivakumar went to Mumbai, booked a hotel and was stopped by the police," Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress’ leader of Lok Sabha, said in the House amidst growing din and noise of protests.

Following this, Congress and opposition party leaders staged a walkout. The Rajya Sabha too had been adjourned till 2pm over protests over the Karnataka issue.

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