The beginning of the Lok Sabha session on Monday witnessed ruckus over the NDA government’s handling of E Ahamed’s death as it forced Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to briefly adjourn the House.
Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joined Kerala MPs outside Parliament in their protest against the government.
Congress MP K C Venugopal and Revolutionary Socialist Party MP N K Premachandram moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over E Ahamed’s death. Speaking to reporters, Premachandran said, “Gave adjournment motion in Lok Sabha. Hospital staff showed grave disrespect and announcement of his death was delayed.”
Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge demanded the Centre to constitute a parliamentary committee on E Ahamed’s death and those found guilty after inquiry should be punished.
"Ahamed was unnecessarily kept on life support when he had already expired. They wanted to hide this fact, they hushed up his death. That is why we are demanding a Parliamentary Committee to be formed to probe the matter," Kharge said.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu claimed that the Opposition is trying to politicise the issue and that the government is ready to address it when raised. “Government will answer if issue raised. They are trying to politicise it. Doctors did their best; don’t understand what is the issue?” Naidu said.