NEW DELHI: Eight suspended Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday staged a dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue inside the Parliament complex demanding separate statehood for the Telangana region.
With mouths gagged with black ribbons, they stood near the Gandhi statue for an hour holding placards.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday suspended M Jagannadh, Ponnam Prabhakar, Madhu Yashki, Balram Naik, G Sukhender Reddy, G Vivek, Rajaiah and Rajagopal Reddy for four days for repeatedly disrupting the proceedings of the House.
In a bid to persuade the MPs, the Congress high command informed them that the suspension can be revoked if they promise good behaviour inside the House. However, as the parliamentarians did not give any assurance, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi said that they would be on suspension for the remaining period.