Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'murdering' democracy in Maharashtra

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 25, 2019, 12.29 PM(IST)

Rahul Gandhi (File photo) Photograph:( PTI )

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Gandhi was speaking even as opposition members were protesting in the House over how the government was formed in Maharashtra.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP of ''murdering'' democracy in Maharashtra. 

Speaking briefly during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha Gandhi said he was not asking his question but there was no point "as democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra".

Gandhi was speaking even as opposition members were protesting in the House over how the government was formed in Maharashtra.

Speaker Om Birla asked Congress members to take their seats as their leader was speaking. However, the protest continued. The House was subsequently adjourned till noon.

Earlier today, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi led the party's protest in Parliament premises over the government formation in the state.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy on Saturday morning. The Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena have been trying to form a non-BJP government in the state.

The BJP won 105 seats in last month's assembly polls in Maharashtra followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.