New Delhi: On Tuesday, while addressing a rally in Gorakhpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had targetted the Samajwadi Party and said that those in red caps were a “red alert” and “sign of danger” for the state.
The next day, Wednesday Samajwadi Party MPs, wearing red caps, arrived in the Parliament House complex Wednesday to participate in a protest called by opposition MPs over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members from the winter session.
Many SP leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav and Jaya Bachchan, were seen wearing the party’s trademark red cap.
The PM’s statement has already snowballed into a major controversy with opposition leaders slamming the remarks.
Senior leaders who were present at Wednesday’s protest included Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and Mallikarjun Kharge, and NCP’s Supriya Sule.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Wednesday after opposition members protested against its chairperson and Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu’s refusal to allow Kharge to raise the issue of the suspension of the 12 MPs.
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