Even after the Lok Sabha’s Budget session ended as planned on Thursday, the Opposition persisted with their protest against the government, which included organizing a ‘Tiranga march’ and refusing to attend the Speaker’s customary evening tea.
Soon after the adjournment, several opposition parties took out a ‘Tiranga march’ in New Delhi, alleging that “democracy is under attack”. The leaders of Congress, DMK, Samajwadi Party, RJD, Shiv Sena (UBT), AAP, and NCP held the national flag as they marched from Parliament House up to Vijay Chowk.
Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, too, was seen holding the national flag during the march.
Addressing a press conference after the march, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge accused the BJP government of being responsible for the washout in Parliament. “Rs 50 lakh crore budget was passed in 12 minutes without any discussion,” he said.
“This is the first time I am seeing in my entire career that the ruling party itself creates a disturbance”, Kharge said.
“The Modi government talks a lot about democracy, but does not walk the talk,” he added.