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Sonia Gandhi Joins Protest Over MPs’ Suspension Amid Security Breach Uproar

Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi joined the protest of the suspended opposition MPs in the Parliament premises after both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 p.m. amid the uproar over the December 13 security breach. A total of 14 MPs, 13 from Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha, were suspended for the remainder of the winter session.

The suspended MPs, including Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, staged a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue earlier in the day. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi emphasized following the Speaker’s directions and criticized the opposition’s disruptive attitude.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh highlighted the demand for a statement from the Home Minister on the security breach incident. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned as opposition members raised slogans and carried placards, demanding accountability for the security lapse.