Congress MPs suspended: ‘Black Day for India and democracy’, says Sonia

New Delhi, Aug. 3 : Expressing her disappointment over the suspension of 25 MPs for disturbing parliamentary proceedings, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that it is a black day for India and democracy.

“This is a Black Day for India and Democracy: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on 25 party lawmakers being suspended from Lok Sabha,” the official Twitter handle of Indian National Congress quoted Sonia as saying.

“Yesterday’s agitators in both the Houses have suddenly become today’s champions of debate and discussion,” it added.

According to reports, Mahajan had named around 25 to 27 Congress MPs as ‘disruptors’. She has suspended them under ruling 374 (A).

The lawmakers, who have been suspended, include Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev,Deepender Hooda, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury,BN Chandrappa, Abhijit Mukherjee, Santokh Chaudhary,Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, R Dhruvanarayana, Ninong Ering, BV Nayak and Suresh Kodikunnil.

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am Tuesday following frequent disruption by the opposition parties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today met his senior Cabinet colleagues to look for ways to end the ongoing logjam in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

The Congress is adamant on the resignation of the leaders linked to the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

The Centre has, however, ruled out the possibility of the ministers resigning. (ANI)