Why do we have to go inside… CISF jawans stopped MP Abdullah from entering Parliament, opposition parties got angry

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member MM Abdullah has complained to the Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament Jagdeep Dhankhar that some security personnel allegedly asked him the purpose of his visit to Parliament. The letter to the Chairman said that at around 2.30 pm on Tuesday, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stopped him while entering the Parliament House premises. DMK MP Abdullah was at that time in a battery-operated vehicle which is used by MPs to move within the premises. A copy of the letter has also been sent to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju and the Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha.

He was asked why he wanted to go inside the Parliament?

Abdullah said he was stopped in front of the security cordon and was asked the purpose of his visit and where he was going inside the premises. “I am shocked by the behaviour of CISF personnel who asked me about the purpose of my visit to Parliament, a place where I represent the interests of the people and the state of Tamil Nadu. Such unprecedented misbehaviour has never happened before under the PSS (Parliament Security Service),” he said.

Shashi Tharoor expressed objection, TMC also supported

Abdullah said the chairman should take cognizance of the unprecedented misbehaviour by CISF personnel, take action against them and maintain the dignity of the Rajya Sabha and its members. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor objected to the alleged misbehaviour with Abdullah. Tharoor said in a post on X that the security of Parliament should not be given in the hands of the Union Home Ministry. Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Saket Gokhale also supported Abdullah, saying Parliament is not the personal property of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Gokhale said- Parliament is not Shah's personal property

No MP can be asked why they are coming to Parliament. As members of the House, it is our right to be in Parliament, Gokhale said in a post on Instagram. “Is this why the security of Parliament has been given to CISF instead of PSS? To stop Indian MPs from performing their duties? Home Minister Amit Shah must understand. Now there is neither '400 paar' nor '300 paar'. Parliament is not the personal property of Modi or Shah that they can stop MPs and question them,” he said.

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