As the Congress held a ‘Save Democracy and Save Constitution’ campaign, the BJP has criticised it alleging that it has flouted the COVID-19 norms
Bengaluru: As the Congress has expanded the tentacles of the Rajasthan political imbroglio nationwide, the Tamil Nadu Congress MPs and district secretaries on Monday staged a protest outside the Raj Bhavan in Chennai called "Save Democracy and Save Constitution" against the BJP.
It was held to express solidarity with the Congress unit of Rajasthan.
But the BJP has lashed out at the endeavour as pandemic protocols have been flouted.
"They are fighting against the people and the judiciary by not following health guidelines issued by the government. These laws were enforced to contain the spread of the virus during a pandemic but these people are disobeying it," said Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Narayanan Thirupathy to news agency ANI.
Narayanan Thirupathy further said, "They should show courtesy towards people and not the party's cause. The state government should take strict action against the protestors. And what are they fighting against? The court and the judiciary?"
Meanwhile, as reported by Republic TV, in the latest development in the Rajasthan political drama, Congress leaders Salman Khurshid, Ashwani Kumar and Kapil Sibal wrote to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra over CM Gehlot's proposal to convene the Assembly. Earlier in the day, sources had said that no decision had been taken on the Assembly session.
The Rajasthan imbroglio has exposed the infighting within the Congress as Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs who are declared support to him have been at loggerheads with Ashok Gehlot, the CM of Rajasthan.
The Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly even issued a disqualification notice against them, but the Rajasthan high court has ordered status quo. The Speaker had also approached the Supreme Court over the HC requesting the Speaker not to take any action against the Sachin Pilot camp.
But today (July 27) the Speaker decided to withdraw the case.
All eyes are now on the Governor of Rajasthan on his next move.
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Last Updated Jul 27, 2020, 7:36 PM IST