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Lok Sabha Assembly: Politicians and their novel ways of protesting

TDP's Chittoor MP Naramalli Sivaprasad, a physician and stage artiste, wore a pair of ghungroo for added effect

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In the Lok Sabha, members found novel ways to protest. When Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge stood up to speak on the motion of thanks to the President's address, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members stood in front of him to block the cameras. TDP's Chittoor MP Naramalli Sivaprasad, a physician and stage artiste, wore a pair of ghungroo, or musical anklets, for added effect.

Speaker asked Kharge to move to the back benches to speak. He wondered aloud if she would have given a similar suggestion to Prime Minister if he had faced such a disturbance. Eventually, Congress chief and Madhya Pradesh MP Jyotiraditya Scindia suggested the camera over the Speaker's chair be used to capture Kharge, which mitigated the situation to an extent.

First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 21:37 IST
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