Congress files complaint against BJP MP for filming Lok Sabha proceedings

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New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday filed a complaint against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for what the opposition party said was filming Lok Sabha proceedings.

The party also requested the Lok Sabha Secretary General for a copy of the unedited recording of the house proceedings between noon and 1 p.m. and also demanded action and inquiry against the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.

Congress MP Sushmita Dev, who was one of the six Congress members suspended from the Lok Sabha for five consecutive sittings after they tore papers and threw them in the air and towards the Speaker’s podium, wrote to the Lok Sabha Secretary General on the issue.

Another Congress leader K.C. Venugopal also wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and requested her to take immediate action against him to “preserve the sanctity of the proceedinsg of the house”.

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“BJP MP Anurag Thakur was caught filming the house proceedings. This, according to the rules, is forbidden. The Congress requests immediate action to preserve the decorum of the house proceedings,” Dev said in a statement.

“Just like in case of Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann, an inquiry should be ordered and immediate action taken against Thakur for flouting house rules and endangering its security,” she said.

The Congress said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government cannot use its brute majority to intimidate the opposition.

“The opposition keeps the government accountable. We have every right to raise issues of public importance. The government time and again uses its majority to suppress, repress, and stifle the opposition’s voice,” she added.



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