Opposition leaders being harassed: Kharge

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of following different yardsticks on allegations concerning its own leaders and those of the Congress and said that opposition leaders were being harassed.

“There are two laws – one for the ruling parties and the other for the opposition parties,” he said.

The Congress members have been protesting in the house against “political vendettta” of the government.

The protests started after Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to quash the summons issued to them by a trial court on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s complaint regarding the acquisition of National Herald.

Congress has said there was no illegality by party leaders. The party claimed that Swamy has been given specific task of targeting Congress party.

Kharge accused the government of trying to suppress the voice of opposition.

“Opposition leaders are being harassed. If you want to suppress our voice it would not happen. We are not against judiciary, we are protesting against your regressive policies,” he said.

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