Kolkata: Describing the suspension of the eight MPs as “unfortunate”, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on Monday said, “We’ll fight this fascist Government in Parliament and on the streets.”
Taking to her twitter handle, Ms Banerjee said, “Suspension of the eight MPs who fought to protect farmer’s interests is unfortunate & reflective of this autocratic Govt’s mindset that doesn’t respect democratic norms & principles.”
“We won’t bow down & we’ll fight this fascist Govt in Parliament & on the streets. #BJPKilledDemocracy”, the Chief Minister asserted.
Trinamool Secretary-general and State Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “When the late Sushma Swaraj raised her voice in Parliament, @BJP4India supported her move.”
“How come the rules suddenly changed when BJP came into power?” he questioned.
“We support @derekobrienmp, @Dolasen7, @SanjayAzadSln, @SATAVRAJEEV & others fighting against fascism! #BJPKilledDemocracy”, Chatterjee stated.
The party in its tweet said, “On the eve of #InternationalDayOfPeace, India witnessed how #BJPKilledDemocracy!”
Eight Opposition members were suspended from the Rajya Sabha this morning for the rest of the session over unprecedented chaos in the House during the passage of Farm Bills on Sunday.
The members included Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Sanjay singh, Congress’ Rajeev Satav and CPI(M)’s K K Ragesh.