Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs on August 3, for ‘persistently, wilfully obstructing’ the House by displaying placards and shouting slogans. This is a first such major action in the present Lok Sabha, against the members.

But Congress members across the country took to the streets protesting strongly against the suspension along with party president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi who termed it as ‘black day of democracy’.

These pictures which are not only of Delhi but also from cities like Kolkata and Srinagar, reflect the anguish among party workers protesting against the suspension.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi shouting slogans with the party members at the parliament complex in New Delhi.

Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam along with party workers protest against the suspension of party’s 25 members by the Lok Sabha Speaker, in Mumbai.

Congress leaders protest near the Gandhi statue at parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday over suspension of 25 party MPs.

Congress party members burn the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest rally against the suspension of the party’s 25 MPs, in Kolkata.

Indian Youth Congress activists protest against suspension of party’s 25 MPs by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan at her residence in New Delhi.

Congress party members during a protest against the suspension of the party’s 25 MPs, outside Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

Senior leaders and members of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee shouting slogans during a protest against suspension of 25 MPs of the party in the Lok Sabha, in Srinagar.

Congress and their alliance MPs during a protest against suspension of 25 party members, during the Monsoon session at Parliament in New Delhi.

Indian Youth Congress activists being detained by the police during their protest against suspension.

Amidst protests, the rest of the Congress MPs in Lok Sabha should aim at involving in productive debates on major issues including discussion on pending bills rather than repeating anything which might further add to their woes.