Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 21
The Rajya Sabha immediately suspended eight Opposition MPs for the rest of monsoon session for his or her yesterday’s unprecedented show of aggression, together with menace of bodily hurt and use of abusive language for Deputy Chairman of the House Harivansh Singh, throughout the passage of two farm Bills.
It is a nasty day for Rajya Sabha… Is dancing within the House, tearing papers and throwing rule guide on the Deputy Chairman parliamentary conduct? — M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajya Sabha Chairman
Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen (TMC), Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora and Syed Naseer Hussain (Congress), KK Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem (CPM) and Sanjay Singh (AAP) have been suspended for his or her “unruly behaviour, especially with the Chair, and gross disorderly conduct”. The movement on this regard was moved by the federal government and permitted by a voice vote.
The suspended members, nonetheless, refused to go away the House, which witnessed a number of adjournments, resulting in a washout of the day’s proceedings. They later launched an indefinite dharna close to the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, searching for revocation of their suspension. Resenting the choice, Opposition members stated these penalised ought to have been given an opportunity to clarify.
House Chairman Venkaiah Naidu additionally rejected notices given by 46 members, together with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, to deliver a no-confidence movement in opposition to the Deputy Chairman for “not following” the due process for the passage of farm Bills. Their grouse was that bodily voting and division of votes weren’t allowed.
Rejecting the notices, Naidu stated he had checked the file and located no benefit in grievances of the Opposition. The Deputy Chairman had stated he would permit voting and division of votes, in the event that they (the protesting MPs) went to their seats and allowed order within the House, he stated.
The House witnessed chaos after the suspension of eight Opposition MPs. Opposition members resorted to sloganeering within the Well and disrupted proceedings of the House.
Before the movement for the suspension of MPs was launched, House Chairman Venkaiah Naidu stated, “I am pained at what happened yesterday. It defies logic.” He stated members threw papers, wrenched mics away, “physically threatened” and abused the Deputy Chairman.
“It is a bad day for Rajya Sabha… I am naming Mr Derek O’Brien. Please go out of the House,” Naidu stated whereas naming the opposite suspended members.
He requested members if dancing within the House, tearing papers and throwing rule guide on the Deputy Chairman was parliamentary conduct. “Please introspect,” Naidu stated.
Leaders of 13 Opposition events later held a gathering within the workplace of Leader of Opposition and ready a standard flooring technique for tomorrow.