NEW DELHI: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said many leaders will face some real difficulties in participating with the government and the committees of Parliament as long as the ‘discriminatory attitude’ against the opposition continues.
“It is wrong. In fact, many of us will have some real difficulties in participating with the government and committees of Parliament as long as this discriminatory attitude continues against the opposition,” said Tharoor.
“The government should be reaching out to the opposition rather than throwing it out of the House,” he added.
He further pointed out that the news of the dismissal reached him when he was in a meeting called by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, which he abandoned in protest at the decision.
“I was in a meeting called by minister Javadekar when the news reached me, I immediately got up in protest and walked out of the meeting,” said Tharoor.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspended 25 lawmakers of the opposition Congress Party.
Mahajan suspended them under ruling 374 (A).