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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 14:13 IST

Why BJP MP who facilitated entry of two intruders in LS not yet been questioned" Cong questions

It has been exactly a week since the very serious security breach in the Lok Sabha shocked the nation, said Congress' Jairam Ramesh.

Jairam Ramesh
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh | Image:PTI
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Congress on Wednesday asked  why is it that even after seven days the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha who facilitated the entry of the two intruders into the Lok Sabha has not yet been questioned?

Taking to X, Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh said, “It has been exactly a week since the very serious security breach in the Lok Sabha shocked the nation. The Prime Minister, Home Minister and the Lok Sabha Speaker say that an investigation has started.”

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He questioned, “So be it. But why is it that even after 7 days the BJP MP Pratap Simha who facilitated the entry of the two intruders into the Lok Sabha has NOT yet been questioned?”

He elaborated, “This is a very bizarre situation as the intruders themselves have been charged under the anti-terrorist law UAPA. Meanwhile, 142 INDIA MPs have been suspended for making the basic, straightforward and fully legitimate demand of a statement by the Home Minister in Parliament on the December 13th incidents.”

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It has been exactly a week since the very serious security breach in the Lok Sabha shocked the nation. The Prime Minister, Home Minister and the Lok Sabha Speaker say that an investigation has started. So be it. 

But why is it that even after 7 days the BJP MP Pratap Simha who…

— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) December 20, 2023

On the commemoration of the 2001 Parliament attack's 22nd anniversary on December 13th, an unprecedented breach occurred, leading to the arrest of four individuals for security breach within the Parliament complex. 

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Two men precipitously leaped into the well of Lok Sabha from the Visitors' Gallery, while simultaneously, two others outside the premises released coloured smoke canisters while chanting slogans including Neelam Azad. 

They ignited smoke bombs while shouting 'tanashahi nahi chalegi' (dictatorship will not be tolerated) slogans.

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 14:13 IST

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