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News18 Afternoon Digest: Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs Spend Night in Open as 50-hour Relay Protest Begins & Other Stories

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Last Updated: July 28, 2022, 12:18 IST

New Delhi, India

Congress, DMK, TMC, CPM & AAP MPs from both Houses on 50 hour continous dharna by turns in Parliament precinct. (Image: ANI screengrab)

Congress, DMK, TMC, CPM & AAP MPs from both Houses on 50 hour continous dharna by turns in Parliament precinct. (Image: ANI screengrab)

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Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs Spend Night in Open as 50-hour Relay Protest Begins; Breakfast on DMK

Twenty suspended Rajya Sabha members Wednesday started a 50-hour relay protest inside the Parliament complex, with sources saying the Opposition declined the Chairman’s offer that they express regret over their members’ behaviour in the House to get the suspension revoked. They were later joined by four Congress MPs who have also been suspended from Lok Sabha for remainder of the Monsoon session. READ MORE

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first published:July 28, 2022, 12:18 IST
last updated:July 28, 2022, 12:18 IST