“TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay comments on the suspension of members: ‘BJP aims for an opposition-free Parliament.’ | B&N News

Reacting to the recent suspension of Parliamentarians from opposition parties in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay expressed grave concerns on Tuesday. He asserted that the BJP’s actions indicate a desire for an opposition-free Parliament, describing it as a perilous threat to the democratic process.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Lok Sabha MP from Kolkata Uttar constituency, went on to suggest that the BJP is attempting to establish a “one-party rule system.” Reflecting on his experience, he remarked, “I have seen various Prime Ministers and many Lok Sabhas, but this kind of act has never happened. Earlier, I also said the voice of the opposition is going to be dead. It seems like the BJP wants an opposition-free Parliament.”

Highlighting the essence of parliamentary proceedings, the TMC MP emphasized that Parliament is meant for debates and discussions, accusing the BJP of evading constructive discourse. He warned that this approach poses a significant threat to the parliamentary democratic process, deeming it improper for a country with such a large population to tolerate such tendencies.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay

The suspension of 49 opposition MPs, including prominent figures like Farooq Abdullah, Supriya Sule, Dimple Yadav, and Shashi Tharoor, further intensified the situation. The suspensions, lasting for the remainder of the Winter Session, followed the suspension of 33 MPs a day earlier for alleged misconduct.

The opposition members are demanding a statement from Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the recent security breach in Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the BJP’s Parliamentary Party meeting, criticized the opposition’s response, stating that the events of December 13 were being given a ‘political spin.’ He attributed the protests and mass suspensions to the frustration of the Opposition following defeats in three of the five states that recently went to polls.

PM Modi expressed disappointment that the opposition, instead of unequivocally condemning the security breach, was providing ‘muted and indirect support’ to it. With a total of 141 opposition parliamentarians suspended from both Houses, the winter session is set to conclude on December 22.

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