New Delhi: The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka and Goa resonated in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with Congress members, along with several others from opposition parties, walking out of the House for the third day in a row.
Congress was joined by members from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK), National Conference (NC) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) among others.
However, the protesting members did not enter the well of the House, and the disruption too did not last for more than five minutes. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury made a brief speech amid the din, saying “democracy was under threat" in both Karnataka and Goa.
Following this, Congress leaders staged a walk out along with their party top brass -- Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
Chowdhury, along with several other leaders, returned soon to join the discussion on demand for grants for the Railways.
While Congress is dealing with the political crisis in Karnataka following the resignation of over a dozen rebel legislators from the coalition government, Congress’ Goa unit also faced a setback last night when 10 out of its 15 MLAs switched to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.