12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for ‘indiscipline’ during the session

New Delhi, November, 29: 12 Rajya Sabha MPs from various parties were suspended on Monday for the rest of the winter session for ‘unruly and violent behaviour‘ they demonstrated during the monsoon session of Parliament.

This includes six from Congress, two each from TMC and Shiv Sena and one each from CPM and CPI.

The suspension notice read, “That this House takes cognisance and strongly condemns the utter disregard to the authority of the Chair, complete abuse of rules of the House persistently thereby wilfully obstructing the business of House through their unprecedented acts of misconduct, contemptuous, unruly and violent behaviour and intentional attacks on security personnel on the last day of 254th Session of Rajya Sabha (Monsoon Session) i.e, August 11 thereby lowering the dignity of and bringing disrepute to the august House by the following members and resolves, for above compelling reasons, to suspend these members from the service of the House for the remainder of the 255th session under rule 256 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha.”

The suspended MPs are: Elamaram Kareem (CPM), Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, R Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain and Akhilesh Prasad Singh of the Congress, Binoy Viswam of CPI, Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri of Trinamool Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai of Shiv Sena.

Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi moved a motion for the suspension of the 12 MPs, that was adopted via voice vote.

The house was adjourned for the day soon soon after.


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