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An open House? Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from LS triggers debate

One fallout of Rahul Gandhi's disqualification will be reflected in the Opposition's role in Parliament and related institutions

Budget session, opposition march, democracy in danger

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
With just over a year left for the general elections, the disqualification of Wayanad Member of Parliament (MP) Rahul Gandhi is almost certain to deepen the divide between the Opposition and the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

There has been a semblance of bipartisan agreement on issues of governance so far, notwithstanding tensions following the actions of presiding officers that led to the suspension of several MPs from the same party in the Upper House.
For instance, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs were handed a sessional suspension for their role in the Rajya Sabha (RS), but the TMC abstained from voting in the

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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 10:12 PM IST

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