A CCTV footage showed that two women MPs of Congress manhandling the female parliament marshals
Later in the day, filled with high voltage political drama, the government released CCTV footage revealing the jostle between the Congress MPs and the Parliament marshals. The video showed that the female Congress MPs were pushing the security leaders in the well of the Rajya Sabha.
Female MPs Chhaya Verma & Phulo Devi Netam were repeatedly pushing and dragging the female security assistant of the Parliament, forcefully, according to the video.
A day after the parliament sessions were adjourned sine die prematurely amid the ongoing chaos, Rahul Gandhi of Congress orchestrated a protest march for manhandling MPs in the Rajya Sabha outside the premises.
The Details Of The Video: Parliament disrespected
In the footage released, Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen was captured while raising slogans while placing a cloth loop around the fellow TMC MP. Later, she was obstructing the way of the House Leader and Parliamentary Affair Minister. Meanwhile, Nasir Hussain of Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena, and Arpita Ghosh of TMC tears papers in the well.
Congress MP of Chhattisgarh, Netam Phulodevi, and Chhaya Verma were forcefully dragging the lady Marshal and bang her head with the shoulder. On the other hand, Ripun Bora of Congress tried to climb on Marshal to reach the chair.
The Statement Of The Parliament Security Guards
According to the written statement of the female security asst., GR-II, Akshita Bhat, “When I tried to resist the MPs against breaking the security cordon, MPs Chhaya Verma & Phulo Devi Netam stepped aside & made way for the male MPs to aggressively breach the cordon & reach the Table.”
The letter was written to the Director (Security), Parliament Security Service, Rajya Sabha Secretariat. It also mentions that both the female MPs physically & forcefully dragged Akshita by pulling her arms to help their male leaders break the security cordon, as quoted by ANI.
Another male security assistant, Rakesh Negi was also quoted saying that ‘during the incident, Elamaran Kareem caught hold of his neck to drag him out of the security cordon chain. It led to momentarily choking & suffocation.’ He also accused MP Anil Desai of manhandling the security staff in the letter quoted by ANI.
When MPs were asked by the journalists about the incident, they have said that male marshals have placed the female guards to stop them from protesting. MP Chhaya Verma also added that some other female MPs must have pushed her and asserted her innocence. In an interview with ANI, she added, “Who is responsible for this incident? Running Parliament proceedings is the government’s responsibility. We are just putting people’s voices in Parliament. This will happen if their voices will not be heard.”
Government Fields 8 Ministers On Parliament Chaos
In a 48 minutes press conference, the BJP minister has said that the Congress MPs should apologize for their conduct. Cabinet ministers like Piyush Goyal, Anurag Thakur, Dharmendra Pradhan along with MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan, sought the ‘strongest possible action against those who broke the rules.”
Prahalad Joshi, Parliamentary Affair minister has blamed the Congress for the early end to the monsoon session of the Parliament. Blaming Congress, he has said that it was a pre-planned staged method to disrupt the Parliament by the grand old party and their allies.
Anurag Thakur has said that there is no point in crying crocodile tears and condemned the behavior. He tweeted, from Parliament to the streets, spreading anarchies is their only mission. They are not interested in the well-being of the public or the taxpayer’s money.
Piyush Goyal has added, “NCP leader Sharad Pawar was wrongly informed by someone.” Sharad Pawar has earlier alleged, “women MPs were attacked” adding, “more than 40 men and women were brought into the upper house from outside to control the MPs.”
Goyal’s tweet reads, “Today, he is creating a drama so that there is no action against the MPs of the opposition. We condemn the opposition their intention was not to allow the House to function.”