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The Opposition parties are planning to escalate their protest in Parliament over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs from the Winter Session. Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the ruling party in Telangana, is likely to announce its boycott of the entire Winter Session on Tuesday.

OPPOSITION TO ESCALATE PROTEST

The Opposition party leaders will meet at the office of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to chart out their strategy.

“The Congress party led by Sonia Gandhi has always maintained that we want detailed discussions [in Parliament]. We are for business to take place in the House. The money that people of the country are spending on Parliament should be utilised in a proper way. The House should run and the suspension should be revoked. We have a strategy meet every day. Today also we’ll plan how to escalate the protest,” Congress leaders said.

Suspended MP Nasir Hussain told India Today, “Since the government isn’t hearing us and is acting in a dictatorial manner, we need to escalate [the protest].”

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“There is no question of apologising. We were suspended for what? For raising issues? Without telling us what the charges are, they have suspended us. They have to revoke the suspension unconditionally,” Congress whip in the Rajya Sabha Nasir Hussain said.

On November 29, twelve Opposition MPs were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the rest of the Winter Session on account of ‘unruly behaviour’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

TRS PLANS BOYCOTT

Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is planning on boycotting the rest of the Winter Session of Parliament, as per sources. A final decision will be taken on the basis of the proceedings in both Houses on Tuesday.

TRS leaders may hold a protest at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex on Tuesday. The party has been agitating with regard to central procurement of paddy since the beginning of the session.

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