Protests At Speaker’s House Pained Me, Says Venkaiah Naidu

In a tone of anguish and disgust, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has condemned the severe protests at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s house.

Speaking in Parliament, Venkaiah Naidu stated that the demonstration against Speaker is equal to protests against Constitution of India. “As a Parliamentary Affairs Minister, it pains me if somebody goes to the Speaker’s house and makes a demonstration and threatens to burn her effigies charging her of partisanship,” said Minister Naidu, citing it as blackmail.

Youth Congress held protest in-front of Sumitra Mahajan’s house by its President Raja Brar, who accused the Speaker of ‘acting in partisan manner under BJP pressure’ for suspending Congress MPs, which he called ‘an insult to democracy’.
Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu defended Speaker Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs from the House, stating that for 11 days, the Speaker her shown patience, met MPs personally, held an All Party Meeting and requested them.

Congress MPs have been protesting inside the House for almost the whole Monsoon Session, raising slogans demanding the resignation of Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje for their alleged favours to former IPL boss Lalit Modi, accused of money laundering and tax evasion.

Although, BJP MPs invited the protesters for fair debate inside the House, they never budged.

Venkaiah Naidu further asserted that threatening to burn effigies of the Speaker and getting head shave is an ‘assault on Parliamentary Democracy’.