Revoke suspension of MPs: Dist Cong to Prez

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2015 20:44 IST
Congress leaders carry black flags during a protest against suspension of 25 party members in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

To register their protest against suspension of 25 MPs for allegedly disrupting the House proceedings, district Congress members on Wednesday submitted a memorandum addressed to the President of India, to deputy commissioner (DC) Rajat Agarwal on Wednesday.

They demanded that the suspension of the MPs be revoked.

A delegation of the Congress members was led by the district president (urban) of the Congress, Gurpreet Gogi, who said the MPs were demanding resignation of minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, whose names had allegedly cropped up in different scams.

In the memorandum, Gogi stated that several parties had supported the Congress against the suspension and had decided to boycott the House for the next five days. "We requested the President to immediately use his office to restore democracy and revoke the suspension of the Congress MPs, who have been suspended purely to protect the guilty in various scams," Gogi said.

The memorandum stated that the district Congress president also requested the President of India that Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan should be asked to step down and a fair probe should be undertaken to look into the serious allegations.

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