- Yesterday, for the first time in the history of our country, members of the Rajya Sabha were manhandled and physically beaten, alleged Rahul Gandhi
- This was nothing short of murder of democracy, the Wayanad MP said
- Rahul Gandhi is not a liar, said Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kumar Ketkar
New Delhi: After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today claimed that outsiders entered the Rajya Sabha and manhandled the MPs on Wednesday, new CCTV footage released by the Union government shows that MPs from the grand old party had manhandled women marshals.
The video footage accessed by Times Now shows Congress MPs pushing marshals repeatedly. The women MPs were also seen holding collars of the women marshals.
Due to this incident, two marshals got injured and one of them was taken to the dispensary for treatment.
Earlier today, the Wayanad MP had claimed that members of the Rajya Sabha were manhandled and physically beaten.
“Yesterday, for the first time in the history of our country, members of the Rajya Sabha were manhandled and physically beaten. This was nothing short of murder of democracy,” he said.
Talking to Times Now, Congress MP Chhaya Verma claimed that male marshals tried to push them back by bringing the female Marshal in front.
“We did not do anything,” she added.
However, when Times Now’s Megha Prasad confronted her the Congress MP changed her statement saying some other woman MP was pushed by the marshal.
Meanwhile, defending Rahul Gandhi’s allegation, Congress MP Kumar Ketkar said that he must have had some proof.
He is not a liar, he added.
Attacking Rahul for his statement, BJP leader Sambit Patra alleged that the Opposition parties broke the glass inside the Parliament and said that the security guard was injured and has been admitted to the hospital.
He further said that the people of the country will not forgive these people as they are trying to murder the democracy.
Earlier on Wednesday, Opposition members in Rajya Sabha slammed the government over the incidents in the House when a bill related to insurance businesses was taken up for passage.
NCP leader Sharad Pawar had alleged that “women MPs were attacked” and “more than 40 men and women were brought into the upper house from outside to control the MPs”.