Rahul Gandhi and opposition leaders to support Constitutional Amendment Bill

The meeting is being held after the leaders of the Opposition decided to unify against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

NEW DELHI — The Congress leader and Member of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi, was among the Opposition leaders who convened a meeting in the office of the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.

The meeting is being conducted after the Opposition leaders decided to take a united front against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not allowing debate on vital issues like Pegasus, Inflation, and farmers’ movement in the Parliament’s Monsoon Session.

The Congress party also tweeted about the meeting, saying Mr Rahul Gandhi and leaders of Opposition parties met in the office of the Leader of Opposition, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge.

“The Opposition is united and steadfast in its resolve to uphold the rights of our people,” Congress party further added.

Opposition to support Constitutional Amendment Bill

However, while quoting Mallikarjun Kharge said that as the Centre is bringing Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Parliament, all the leaders of all Opposition parties will support this bill.

It added that the Opposition will stand with this bill in the interest of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill 2021, which was tabled in Parliament today, would be supported by all Opposition parties, news agency ANI also quoted Mallikarjun Kharge as having said.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha continues to be adjourned

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on Monday, with the Opposition MPs continuing to shout slogans in the House.

Moreover, Rajya Sabha was adjourned until 12 noon as Opposition MPs raised slogans over ‘Pegasus project’ media report.

Parliament’s activity severely disrupted

Since the start of the session, the activity of both Houses of Parliament has been severely disturbed by the Opposition’s constant uproar over issues such as farmers’ protests, Pegasus spyware, COVID-19, and inflation.

During the present Monsoon Session, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been subjected to frequent adjournments due to the Opposition’s constant demand of conducting debate over the issues. However, the ruling party has so far avoided giving space to the questions raised by the Opposition leaders.

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