Rail Budget: Trinamool, BJP clash in parliament, Mamata calls it ‘undemocratic’

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New Delhi: Parliament Members of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP clashed over the Railway Budget, leading to repeated adjournments in the house, as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed it “unfortunate” and “undemocratic”.

The row started as soon as the Lower House met after lunch at 2 p.m. on Tuesday following the presentation of the Railway Budget.

As soon as the house met for a scheduled discussion on price rise, Trinamool MPs trooped near the speaker’s podium and started shouting slogans against the Railway Budget.

Soon, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members shouted slogans from their seats to counter the Trinamool members’ loud sloganeering.

Amid the din, some BJP members said something to the protesting Trinamool leaders, which was not clear over the din, and soon ministers, including Prakash Javadekar and Kalraj Mishra, rushed to intervene to stop the exchanges. The house was adjourned for an hour following this.