Cong, Trinamool, AAP hold separate protests in Parl premises over Delhi violence


Agencies, New Delhi On the first day of the second leg of Budget session, opposition parties, the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Monday, held separate protests near Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises, demanding resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah over the communal violence in Delhi. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, party's Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, senior leaders like Shashi Tharoor held dharna in front of the statue, demanding Mr Shah's resignation. The Congress had earlier accused that the Home Minister had failed to curb the violence and control the situation in north-east Delhi, which had witnessed communal violence that led to death of more than 45 persons. Covering their eyes with black bands, the Trinamool Congress protested against the Union government. In another protest, AAPs Sanjay Singh, Bhagwant Mann, N D Gupta and Sushil Gupta raised slogans of 'BJP murdabad' over Delhi violence. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha has adjourned till 1400 hours after uproar by opposition MPs. The Lok Sabha too adjourned till 1400 hours after after passing obituary reference to sitting member JD(U)'s Baidyanath Prasad Mahto.