INDIA bloc hold protest in Parliament premises with copy of Constitution

New Delhi, June 24 (UNI) As the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday, the opposition INDIA bloc leaders staged a protest in the Parliament premises with a copy of the Constitution in their hands.

Several leaders including Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former party president Rahul Gandhi, party president Mallikarjun Kharge participated in the protest.

Congress leader KC Venugopal said, ‘We are the guardians of democracy. We are committed to protecting and upholding the Constitution. We are united in our resolve to fight against injustice’.

They raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government accusing it of disrespecting the Constitution.

Leaders of the Samajwadi Party including Akhilesh Yadav and Dimple Yadav also arrived at the Parliament with a copy of the Constitution in their hands.

On Monday and Tuesday, the newly-elected MPs will be administered oath by Pro tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab.

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