Congress stages protest in Bengaluru demanding BJP MP Prathap Simha’s arrest

Raising slogans and holding placards and banners, the Congress leaders and activists took out a march in Bengaluru.

ByPTI

Published Dec 14, 2023 | 6:22 PMUpdatedDec 14, 2023 | 6:22 PM

Congress workers protesting in Bengaluru.

A day after the Parliament security breach, the Congress in Karnataka on Thursday, 14 December, stepped up the attack on the BJP and termed it a “gross intelligence failure.”

The party staged a demonstration in Bengaluru demanding the immediate arrest of BJP’s Mysuru MP Pratap Simha and stringent action against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allowing intruders inside the Lower House of Parliament.

Raising slogans and holding placards and banners, the Congress leaders and activists took out a march to the Congress Bhavan on Race Course Road in Bengaluru.

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‘Gross intelligence failure’

Addressing a press conference, former Congress MP and party spokesperson VS Ugrappa condemned the attack and termed it a “gross intelligence failure.”

“How can this government protect a country of 140 crore people if it cannot protect a small parliament building?” Ugrappa said.

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack on Wednesday, two men —Sagar Sharma and Mysuru native Manoranjan D — jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery during the Zero Hour, released a yellow-coloured gas from canisters and shouted slogans, before being overpowered by the MPs.

Around the same time, two others, including a woman, raised slogans and released yellow-coloured smoke from canisters outside the Parliament premises, prompting police to swing into action and round them up.

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