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March 27, 2023  11:48
Opposition MPs protest near the Gandhi statue in Parliament
Opposition MPs protest near the Gandhi statue in Parliament
Two MPs of the Trinamool Congress participated in a meeting called by Rajya Sabha LoP Mallikarjun Kharge in the Parliament on Monday, a move which the Congress president welcomed. 

 Speaking to the reporters, Kharge thanked the opposition parties which came out in support of Congress after Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as an MP from Lok Sabha. The Congress president, who came to the Parliament donning a black cloth to protest against the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi's disqualification, said that the Congress party welcomes anyone who strides forward to "protect democracy". 

 "I thank everyone who supported this. That is why, I thanked everyone yesterday and I thank them today as well. We welcome anyone who comes forward to protect democracy and Constitution and safeguard the people. We extend heartfelt gratitude to the people who support us," Kharge said.

 Notably, several opposition parties including TMC and Aam Aadmi Party had backed Congress after Rahul Gandhi's disqualification. "We want the truth to come out. If Adani's assets have increased in just two and a half years, what can be the reason behind it? If he has magic that can do that, we would like to tell the same to the citizens...If JPC is constituted, we would get to know about the magic and people would also come to know," he added while speaking about the opposition demand of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Adani issue. 

 Meanwhile, the Congress leaders will step up their protest against the Centre on Monday over the Adani issue and disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as MP from Lok Sabha wearing black clothes, party sources said on Sunday. Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will attend the Parliament by putting on black clothes.
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