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Railway Budget Aftermath: Sadanand Gowda's name plate stomped by Congress member while BJP-TMC scuffle

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 6:16pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda bore the brunt hours after the highly expected Rail budget rolled out. Many Congress workers took to streets protesting and shouting slogans against the newly announced budget.

The displeasure over the announcement of the allegedly 'anti-poor' budget took the protestors outside Gowda's Tyagraj Marg residence where they continued to raise slogans against the newly elected government.

The protest took a startling twist when Congress leader Mukesh Sharma pulled off Gowda's brass name plate and stomped over it. Congress Leader Arvinder Singh Lovely took control of the situation and explained to him that the party believes in non-violent protests. The protestors also tried to stop Gowda's car by surrounding and blocking it. 

Earlier today Congress slammed the Railway Budget as "pro-rich" with former Railway Minster Mallikarjun Kharge insisting that it is bereft of any new scheme, plan or railway line and seeks to please the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kharge, who is also Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, said that "the budget is only for Ahmedabad."

He also ridiculed the government's plans to introduce a bullet train in Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector and setting up of a Diamond Quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centres. Read More. 

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Here are some of the reactions caught on Twitter:


In yet another scenario, the clash between BJP and TMC MPs amidst the Parliamentary session offended the TMC party members.

TMC's Kalyan Banerjee alleged that BJP MPs threatened and abused two of their women party members when they were peacefully protesting inside the Lok Sabha. TMC's Shatabdi Roy also alleged that the BJP MPs creating the scuffle were drunk. Mamata Banerjee also termed the scenario as an unfortunate one.

Here are some of the general reactions on Twitter:

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