On Monday, the action was taken against 12 MPs for indiscipline in the Rajya Sabha during the last session of Parliament and they were suspended for the rest of the session. The proceedings of the House were adjourned till tomorrow. The winter session of Parliament began on Monday. On the very first day, 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, who committed indiscipline in the previous session of the House, were suspended for the rest of the session. The suspended MPs include six from the Congress, two from the Trinamool Congress (TMC), one from the CPI, and two from the Shiv Sena.
Meanwhile, the opposition parties have called a meeting on LoP in the Rajya Sabha at Mallikarjun Kharge’s office tomorrow over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. The opposition issued a joint statement saying that the leaders of the opposition parties unitedly condemn the unfair and undemocratic suspension of 12 MPs. Leaders of opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha will meet tomorrow to discuss the future course of action to oppose the authoritarian decision of the government and protect parliamentary democracy.
These 12 MPs were Suspended
- Elamaram Karim (CPM)
- Phulo Devi Netam (Congress)
- Chhaya Verma (Congress)
- Ripun Bora (Congress)
- Binay Viswam (CPI)
- Rajamani Patel (Congress)
- Dola Sen (TMC)
- Shanta Chhetri (TMC)
- Syed Nasir Hussain (Congress)
- Priyanka Chaturvedi (Shiv Sena)
- Anil Desai (Shiv Sena)
- Akhilesh Prasad Singh (Congress)
The Sentence of Suspension Fell on these MPs
CPM’s Elamaram Karim and Congress’s Phoolo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, R Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain, and Akhilesh Prasad Singh, TMC’s Shanta Chhetri and Dola Sen, CPI’s Vinay Vishwam and Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai have been suspended. Given. This action has been taken in the wake of the uproar on August 11.
In the official notice issued by the House regarding the suspension of these MPs, it has been said that these MPs behaved violently on the last day of the 254th session of Rajya Sabha i.e. on August 11, deliberately attacked the security personnel, insulted the Chair. He tangled the rules of the House and obstructed the proceedings.
Shiv Sena MP Raised Questions
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that from District Court to Supreme Court an accused is heard there, lawyers are also provided for him, sometimes government officials are sent to take his side. We are not taken here. One of the suspended Priyanka said that if you look at the CCTV footage, it is clear how the male marshals were misbehaving with the women MPs. All this on one hand and your decision on the other? What kind of unparliamentary behavior is this?
Congress Surrounded PM Modi
Rajya Sabha member of Congress Chhaya Verma said that this suspension is simply unfair and unjust. There were other members of other parties who created a ruckus but the Speaker suspended me. PM Modi is doing what he wants because he has a huge majority.
Suspended Congress MP Ripun Bora said that it is completely undemocratic; Murder of democracy and constitution. We have not been given an opportunity of being heard. It is a one-sided, biased, vindictive decision. Opposition parties were not consulted. We protested in the last session. We protested for farmers, poor people and it is our duty as MPs to raise the voice of the oppressed, the downtrodden. If you don’t raise your voice in Parliament, where will you do it?
This Happened on the Last Day of The Monsoon Session
The Monsoon Session of Parliament began with an uproar by the opposition and ended two days before the closing date. There were constant uproar and protests in the house from the opposition over the Pegasus espionage controversy and the three agricultural laws, due to which the proceedings of the house had to be adjourned several times.
On the last day of the session, when the discussion on the farmers’ movement to protest against the agricultural laws had started, the opposition leaders had allegedly climbed the officials’ tables, waving black clothes and throwing files. He had also allegedly misbehaved with the security personnel. At the same time, the opposition leaders had made the same allegation on the contrary on the security personnel.