Democracy murdered in Maharashtra, says Rahul Gandhi

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra.

He made these remarks in Lok Sabha during Question Hour when Speaker Om Birla told him to ask a supplementary.
"There is no question of asking a question in Question Hour today. Democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra," he said.
Today, Congress members in Lok Sabha has stormed the well-carrying placards to protest the swearing-in of a BJP-led government in Maharashtra, leading to adjournment of House proceedings till noon.
Speaker Om Birla ordered the removal of two Congress members Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan- who were holding a big banner with 'stop murder of democracy slogan - by marshals.
Intense protests by Congress members resisting their removal prompted the Speaker to adjourn the House till noon.
On Saturday, the month-long political impasse in Maharashtra ended dramatically with Devendra Fadnavis returning as the chief minister. He took oath as the Chief Minister early morning along with NCP leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy.
The government formation in Maharashtra has come under the Supreme Court's scrutiny with the Centre being asked to produce before the court letters of the Governor inviting Fadnavis as well as the communication of the BJP leader staking his claim.
After Fadnavis returned as the chief minister on Saturday, the Shiv Sena claimed that the Sena-NCP-Congress combine has a support of 165 MLAs and can comfortably prove its majority in the Assembly.
The BJP has claimed that Fadnavis had the support of 170 MLAs. The majority mark in a House of 288 is 145.
 

With inputs from PTI
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