The eight suspended MPs ended their sit-in protest at Mahatma Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises after the opposition parties took a joint decision to boycott the proceedings of Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the monsoon session.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi had told Rajya Sabha that the suspension will be withdrawn if the eight MPs express regret. The opposition parties did not agree to this proposal.
“After many Opposition parties have boycotted the remainder of the Monsoon Session of Rajya Sabha, the dharna at Gandhi statue has ended. Now we will take our fight for the rights of the farmers to every town and village in the country,” Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen said.
On Monday, TMC’s Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, CPI(M)’s Elamaram Kareem and K.K. Ragesh, Congress’s Rajeev Satav, Syed Naseer Hussain and Ripun Bora, and AAP’s Sanjay Singh were s